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PAHO guide for Healthcare Providers: Chikungunya

This short link is not just for my friends in the OECS, this is for all Caribbean healthcare workers. Intra-regional travel makes is possible for any one of us to see this illness. 15 more words

Aedes

Chikungunya outbreak affects 10,000 people in Tonga

ABC News 16 April 2014

Tongan health authorities say there’s been an outbreak of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus affecting more than 10,000 people across the country.

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Vector Borne Diseases

Disease

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

On 13 and 14 April 2014 United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported a cluster of ten laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection among health-care workers identified through screening of contacts of a previously laboratory-confirmed case from Abu Dhabi who died on 10 April 2014. 45 more words

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Chikungunya virus poised to invade the Americas / risk of a "catastrophic" epidemic

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014

A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. 422 more words

Disease And Conditions

Heading to the Caribbean for spring break? What Columbia Area Residents Need To Know About Chikungunya

A funny sounding name for a painful virus with no treatment, Chikungunya is raising concern in the US.  Although there have been no confirmed cases of Chikungunya in the United States yet, the virus is spread by a mosquito common in the Southeast US – the Aedes mosquito or the Asian Tiger Mosquito. 506 more words

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Chikungunya poised to invade the Americas

EurekAlert Jil Sliwa 7 April 2014

A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. 82 more words

Science - General

Leading virologists join together to address urgent viral threat

(Global Virus Network 7 April 2014) Causing victims to suffer severe fever and pain, chikungunya virus has reached the Caribbean and South America and is predicted to soon cause outbreaks in the United States. 46 more words