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19 Nov 2014 description

The total number of confirmed chikungunya cases in the Cayman Islands remains at 34 to date with 10 locally transmitted cases.

The distribution of confirmed cases has been: George Town - 13; Cayman Brac - four; West Bay - seven; Bodden Town - seven, Little Cayman - two and North Side - one. 24 have reported travel history to countries experiencing outbreaks, (two to the Dominican Republic, three to Guyana, 18 to Jamaica and one to St Lucia).

13 Nov 2014 description

The total number of confirmed chikungunya cases in the Cayman Islands has reached 34 to date. Meanwhile the number of locally transmitted cases is now ten.

The distribution of confirmed cases has been: George Town - 13; Cayman Brac - four; West Bay - seven; Bodden Town - seven, Little Cayman - two and North Side - one. 24 have reported travel history to countries experiencing outbreaks, (two to the Dominican Republic, three to Guyana, 18 to Jamaica and one to St Lucia).

05 Nov 2014 description

The total number of confirmed chikungunya cases in the Cayman Islands has reached 30 to date. Meanwhile the number of locally transmitted cases is now six.

The distribution of confirmed cases has been: George Town - 11; Cayman Brac - four; West Bay - seven; Bodden Town - five, Little Cayman - two and North Side - one. 24 have reported travel history to countries experiencing outbreaks, (two to the Dominican Republic, three to Guyana, 18 to Jamaica and one to St Lucia).

16 Oct 2014 description

The total number of confirmed chikungunya cases reached 25 this week (13 October 2014).

• The distribution of confirmed cases (25) has been: George Town -nine; Cayman Brac three; West Bay six; Bodden Town –five and Little Cayman two. Twenty – one reported travel history to countries experiencing outbreaks, (two to the Dominican Republic, three to Guyana, fifteen to Jamaica and one to St Lucia). The number of locally transmitted cases remains at four.

09 Oct 2014 description

The total number of confirmed chikungunya cases reached 20 this week (6 October 2014).

• The distribution of confirmed cases (20) has been: George Town -seven; Cayman Brac three; West Bay five; and Bodden Town -five. Sixteen reported travel history to countries experiencing outbreaks, (two to the Dominican Republic, three to Guyana, ten to Jamaica and one to St Lucia). The number of locally transmitted cases remains at four.

06 Oct 2014 description
report Redhum

Caribe, 04 de Octubre 2014

Fuente: Prensa Latina

Bridgetown, 4 oct (PL) La Agencia de Salud Pública del Caribe anunció que el virus de chikungunya continúa propagándose en los países caribeños, al contabilizar hoy 40 casos confirmados en Barbados y 11 nuevos infectados en Islas Caimán.

De acuerdo con Carpha, como se conoce a esa entidad sanitaria regional por sus siglas en inglés, aún están bajo investigación otros 130 barbadenses que presentan síntomas similares a los de esa enfermedad.

03 Oct 2014 description

Eleven of 13 results of samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing during 16th-24th September 2014, have come back positive for the chikungunya virus, officials learnedWednesday evening (1st October 2014).

"Eight had travel history to other Caribbean countries prior to becoming ill. Six had travelled to Jamaica, one to St Lucia and the other to Guyana, while three had no travel history, which means those were cases of local transmission” said Dr Kiran Kumar, Medical Officer of Health.

18 Sep 2014 description

WASHINGTON, D.C., Estados Unidos, 15 de septiembre de 2014 (ACNUR) – Representantes de los gobiernos de 11 Estados y territorios del Caribe, junto con los representantes de organizaciones de la sociedad civil y organizaciones regionales, se reunieron el 10 y 11 de septiembre en Gran Caimán, Islas Caimán, para la Conferencia regional de los países del Caribe sobre la protección de las personas refugiadas y apátridas, organizada por el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR).

10 Sep 2014 description

Total confirmed cases of chikungunya remain at five as reported on 28 July 2014. Since then, there have been no new confirmed cases.

• Since the last update of 1 September 2014, three new cases were under investigation during the week of 1 - 8 September 2014. The blood samples were sent for testing at Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad on 8 September 2014.

• Two results were received this week from CARPHA. All tested negative for chikungunya.

• Total cases investigated for chikungunya since 25 June 2014 is 31.

22 Aug 2014 description

Total confirmed cases of chikungunya remain at five as reported on 28 July 2014. Since then there have been no new confirmed cases.

• Total cases investigated for chikungunya since 25 June 2014 is 19.

• The total results received thus far are: out of 15 cases tested, five have come back positive, nine negative and one inconclusive. Results of four blood samples are awaited.

11 Aug 2014 description

“Total confirmed cases of chikungunya remain at five as reported on 28 July 2014. Since then there have been no new confirmed cases,” said Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar.

“The date of onset of the last confirmed case was on 22 July 2014 and the date of onset of locally acquired chikungunya was on the 11 July 2014, an indication that the outbreak is contained,” Dr Kumar added.

• Total cases investigated for chikungunya since 25 June 2014 is 16.

07 Aug 2014 description

Total cases investigated for chikungunya since 25 June 2014 is 13.

• Since the last update on 28 July 2014, there have been three new cases (from residents of West Bay) for testing during the week of 29 July- 4 August 2014.

• Two results were received this week from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), both tested negative for chikungunya.

The total results received thus far are: out of 10 cases tested, five have come back positive and five negative. Three results for blood samples sent during the period 31 July - 4 August are pending.

30 Jul 2014 description

Total cases investigated for chikungunya since 25 June 2014 is 10.

•Since the last update on 21 July 2014, there have been three new cases for testing during the week of 22-28 July, 2014, (one resident from West Bay, one resident from George Town and one resident from Cayman Brac).

•One result was received this week from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), which tested positive for chikungunya. The patient has travel history to the Dominican Republic.

24 Jul 2014 description

Total cases investigated for chikungunya since 25 June 2014 is seven.

• Since the last update on 14 July 2014, there has been one new case, a resident of West Bay, under investigation for chikungunya. (This is during the week of 15-21 July, 2014.)

• Three results were received during this week from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), with one positive.

The total results received thus far are: out of seven cases tested four have come back positive and three negative.

13 Jul 2014 description

Total number of cases investigated / under investigation for chikungunya is four (including the first confirmed case).

• Two are residents of George Town and two from Cayman Brac. All four persons have travel history to endemic areas with chikungunya.

• Test results are available for three of the four investigated cases.

• Of these, two test results are positive (one from George Town and one from Cayman Brac). The other test result is negative (from George Town).

• One test result is pending for a resident of Cayman Brac.

02 Jul 2014 description

As a regional outbreak persists, public health officials have confirmed the first local case of imported chikungunya illness by a returning resident.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar said the patient, who was treated and released from the Cayman Islands Hospital last week, is no longer infectious. He also confirmed that there is no evidence of local transmission of chikungunya in the Cayman Islands.

01 Jul 2014 description

Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kiran Kumar, is confirming that a blood sample was sent on 25 June 2014 to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad to test for chikungunya and dengue. The sample was drawn after a resident, who travelled to one of the countries where there is an outbreak, has presented with symptoms consistent with chikungunya.

“The CARPHA has been notified and we are advised that they will prioritise this case and will revert with the results as a matter of urgency”, said Dr. Kumar.

28 Mar 2014 description

This week Cayman Islands Civil Servants donated almost $1,000 towards the continued relief of St Vincent and the Grenadines, whose people experienced traumatic loss of life and homes during landslides last December. (Centre) Governor Helen Kilpatrick presented the funds during a photo op today (Friday, 28 March 2014)

26 Mar 2014 description

The Cayman Islands joins other Countries in the Caribbean as a participant in a tsunami response exercise on March 26, 2014. The purpose of the exercise is to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the Caribbean region and northern Western Atlantic.