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Networking to Combat Zika and other Mosquito borne Diseases

Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, 19th May 2016.   Zika, the latest mosquito borne disease, has been reported in more than 30 countries of the Americas.  This disease, along with...

Call for police probe into food poisoning

A relative of one of the victims of Sunday’s food poisoning incident has called for a police probe. The woman, who spoke to the Times on condition of anonymity, recalled...

More than 14 in Micoud sick from food poisoning

More than fourteen persons were treated for suspected food poisoning last night, after  consuming chicken roti from a vendor, it has been reported. The incident occurred at Micoud near a...
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Dominica: Zika cases jump to 28

Jamaica Observer:-Health authorities say at least two pregnant women have contracted the mosquito borne Zika virus as the number of cases of people infected with the virus jumped to...

PAHO donates bed nets

The Ministry of Health received a quantity of bed nets from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) to assist in the Zika response on island. The presentation was made...

Genetically modified mosquitoes vs Zika?

Antigua Observer:- The Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr James Hospedales said the body supports the use of genetic modification to mosquitos to control their breeding. The...

King: Many Zika cases will not be reported

Former Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Doctor Stephen King, has asserted that many cases of the Zika virus that will not be reported, as there is no “good” test for...

Major initiative to tackle diabetes

The Government of St. Lucia announces a major national initiative to improve the health of St. Lucian citizens today, by launching unique public-private partnership that will transform the fight...