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22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

08 Jul 2016 description

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vectorial transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported Zika cases by sexual transmission (Argentina, Canada, Chile, Peru, and the United States of America). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 30 June 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

06 Jul 2016 description

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, July 5, 2016 –GIS: Health and Social Security Minister Nickolas Steele says there is need for a collective effort to mitigate against the effects of Zika, with nine confirmed and 30 suspected cases of the disease.

During the weekly post cabinet briefing, Minister Steele said two people are currently suffering from Guillain Barre Syndrome, a serious side effect of Zika, which causes temporary paralysis. Treatment for Guillain Barre Syndrome is Immunoglobin, and the cost for treatment is 23,000 dollars per person.

02 Jul 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vectorial transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 23 June 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection

24 Jun 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 16 June 2016, Anguilla has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection

23 Jun 2016 description

Washington, DC, 22 de junio de 2016 (OPS/OMS)--Las perspectivas a largo plazo para las Américas como resultado de la epidemia del virus del Zika son inciertas y es difícil medir el número de personas afectadas, pero la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) está respondiendo con una estrategia fuerte de cuatro niveles, para apoyar a sus países, señaló Sylvain Aldighieri, gerente de incidentes de la OPS para zika.

23 Jun 2016 description

Washington, DC, June 22, 2016 (PAHO/WHO)—The long-term outlook for the Americas resulting from the Zika virus outbreak is uncertain and the number of people affected is difficult to gauge, but the Pan American Health Organization is responding with a strong, four-tiered strategy to support its countries, according to Dr. Sylvain Aldighieri, PAHO's incident manager for Zika.

21 Jun 2016 description

The Caribbean must prepare for increased drought due to climate change

Agriculture is the sector most vulnerable to the seasonal nature of drought.

21st of June 2016, Barbados – Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other climate related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, FAO said today.

16 Jun 2016 description

Zika virus - Incidence and trends

To date, 39 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 9 June 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

10 Jun 2016 description

To date, 39 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 2 June 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

03 Jun 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 39 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 26 May 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

27 May 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) - Incidence and Trends

To date, 39 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (**Figure 1**). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 19 May 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

25 May 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) - Incidence and Trends

To date, 39 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015. Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 12 May 2016, Argentina has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

20 May 2016 description

Este boletín analiza la seguridad alimentaria, la producción y comercio de cereales y las políticas de los países referidas a la seguridad alimentaria durante el primer trimestre de 2016.

Mensajes Principales

13 May 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) – Incidence and Trends

To date, 38 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015. Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 5 May 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

11 May 2016 description

Mensajes principales

•El escenario económico internacional continúa siendo preocupante para la América Latina y el Caribe, sin embargo sus implicancias difieren entre países dependiendo, en parte, de cual sea su vinculación comercial con las grandes economías del mundo. Para el presente año se espera que la región presente una contracción de su economía de -0,5% y se proyecta para 2017 un repunte con una tasa de crecimiento de 1,5%.

10 May 2016 description

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 9 May, 2016 (CARPHA)—Eliminating mosquito breeding sites, avoiding mosquito bites, and protecting pregnant women from Zika virus are the key messages of the inaugural Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, launched today by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the CARICOM Secretariat.