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What We Don’t Talk About

What We Don’t Talk About / Regina Coyula Posted on July 30, 2014 My husband has dengue fever. Or chikunguya, what the difference is can only be known after a long-awaited test. We needed to find our family doctor because he kept going from house to house inquiring of people with fever or other suspicious […] Continue reading

Chikungunya virus spreads through Caribbean to Cuba

Chikungunya virus spreads through Caribbean to Cuba Chikungunya - Viral disease spread by mosquitoes which bite during daylight hours - No direct person-to-person transmission - Name derives from a word meaning “to become contorted” from the African Kimakonde language - Symptoms include the sudden onset of fever and joint pain, particularly affecting the hands, wrists, […] Continue reading

Chikungunya virus spreads to U.S., Cuba

Chikungunya virus spreads to U.S., Cuba By Sara Cheshire, Special to CNN June 19, 2014 — Updated 1858 GMT (0258 HKT) Dangerous mosquito illness on the rise STORY HIGHLIGHTS Chikungunya virus has spread to Cuba, health officials say A case was also just confirmed in the U.S. state of Georgia 100,000 chikungunya cases have been […] Continue reading

Chikungunya virus reported in Cuba amid Caribbean outbreak

Chikungunya virus reported in Cuba amid Caribbean outbreak A picture taken on May 30, 2014 in Santo Domingo shows employees of the Dominican Ministry of Public Health sticking posters on a wall to prevent the spread of the Chikungunya virus (AFP Photo/Erika Santelices) Havana (AFP) – Cuban health authorities confirmed six cases of the mosquito-born […] Continue reading

Dreaded Chikungunya Virus Detected In Cuba. Is The U.S. At Risk?

Dreaded Chikungunya Virus Detected In Cuba. Is The U.S. At Risk? Posted by: Andreas Petrosov in Breaking News June 19, 2014 0 3 Views Two weeks ago, The Inquisitr had reported about the spread of the Chikungunya virus across the Caribbean. Over 100,000 folks had been back then thought to have been affected by the […] Continue reading

“Dozens of cases of chikungunya” in Cuba

June 18, 2014 “Dozens of cases of chikungunya” in Cuba Via the Miami Herald, a completely unsurprising report: Cuba confirms Chikungunya fever cases. Excerpt: The Cuban Ministry of Health has confirmed the first six cases of Chikungunya, a painful and often lingering arthritis-like fever that has been spreading rapidly across the Caribbean for the past […] Continue reading

Cuba – 6 Cases of Chikungunya Virus in Travelers

Cuba: 6 Cases of Chikungunya Virus in Travelers HAVANA June 18, 2014 (AP) By PETER ORSI Associated Press Cuban health authorities on Wednesday said they detected six cases of chikungunya fever, a debilitating, mosquito-borne virus that is suspected of afflicting tens of thousands across the Caribbean since its arrival in the region last year. In […] Continue reading

Cuba confirms Chikungunya fever cases

Posted on Wednesday, 06.18.14 Cuba confirms Chikungunya fever cases The violent fever was found in Cubans who had traveled abroad. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Cuban Ministry of Health has confirmed the first six cases of Chikungunya, a painful and often lingering arthritis-like fever that has been spreading rapidly across the Caribbean for the […] Continue reading

New health threat in Cuba

World: New health threat in Cuba FROM WIRE REPORTS June 10, 2014 | Updated: June 10, 2014 10:21pm MIAMI – Cuban doctors already facing outbreaks of dengue and cholera are now reporting the island’s first cases of Chikungunya, a painful, mosquito-borne fever spreading across the Caribbean, according to an independent journalist. Doctors at the Vladimir […] Continue reading

Mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya may have arrived in Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 06.10.14 Mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya may have arrived in Cuba A disease first detected in the Caribbean in December has been spreading rapidly from island to island. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban doctors already facing outbreaks of dengue and cholera are now reporting the island’s first cases of Chikungunya, a painful, mosquito-borne […] Continue reading

Chikungunya – 135,000+ cases in the Americas

June 06, 2014 Chikungunya: 135,000+ cases in the Americas The Pan American Health Organization now posts weekly updates on its Chikungunya page. (Click on the June 6 chart to get a readable, printable version.) The reports are a bit patchy, with some Caribbean nations weeks behind others. But the trend is clear, and rising. Last […] Continue reading

Chikungunya outbreak in Cuba

Chikungunya outbreak in Cuba Well, it had to happen. Via Hablemos Press, a dissident news site in Cuba: Brote de fiebre Chikungunya en Cuba. [Outbreak of chikungunya fever in Cuba] Excerpt, with my translation: Médicos del Hospital General Universitario Vladimir Ilich Lenin, ubicado en la oriental provincia de Holguín, informaron sobre la existencia de casos […] Continue reading

Cuba – Chikungunya Reported In Several Provinces

Cuba: Chikungunya Reported In Several Provinces This past Friday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported for the first time, two imported chikungunya cases on the island country; however, it appears that it may be worse than the PAHO reports. Hablemos Press report reported Friday (computer translated), doctors at the Vladimir Ilich Lenin University General […] Continue reading

Cuba Major infectious diseases

Cuba Major infectious diseases Factbook > Countries > Cuba > Demographics Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: intermediate food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A vectorborne diseases: dengue fever (2013) Definition: This entry lists major infectious diseases likely to be encountered in countries where the risk of such diseases is assessed to be […] Continue reading

What the Chikungunya Virus Means for Cuba

What the Chikunguynya Virus Means for Cuba May 11, 2014 Graham Sowa HAVANA TIMES — After months of hopping from one Caribbean island to the next the Chikungunya virus has arrived within 50km of Cuban shores. With confirmed cases in neighboring Haiti this disease has implications for the Cuban public health system, vector control campaign, […] Continue reading