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Chik V Cases Reach 25

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.

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ChikV Cases Reach 20

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.

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Eleven Test Positive For ChikV

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.

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Chikungunya Update for 8 September

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.

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Chikungunya Update for 18 August

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.

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Chikungunya Update for 11 August

“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.

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Chikungunya Update for 4 August

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.

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Chikungunya Update for 28 July

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.

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Chikungunya Update for 21 July

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.

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Another Chikungunya Update

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.

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First Chikungunya Case Confirmed

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.

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Suspected Chikungunya Probed

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.

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St Vincent Relief

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)

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Caribbean Tsunami Exercise

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.

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CCRIF Semiannual Report June-November 2013

INTRODUCTION

This report, for the period 1 June – 30 November 2013, is for the first two quarters of the 2013/2014 fiscal and policy year for CCRIF. It is designed to provide an update on progress during this six-month period towards achievement of CCRIF’s Strategic Objectives (see Figure 1) as defined in the CCRIF Strategic Plan 2012/2013 – 2014/2015. In providing this progress update, this report also illustrates how the Facility upholds its customer values.

The report presents:

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Haiti + 37 others
Successful Caribbean test demonstrates progress in regional tsunami readiness

Over 44,000 people from 30 Members States and 15 of the territories* in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions participated in the second full scale regional tsunami exercise held on March 20, 2013.

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Haiti + 36 others
Full-scale test today of Caribbean tsunami warning system

Thirty-two countries* will participate in a full-scale tsunami alert exercise in the Caribbean on 20 March 2013. The goal is to test the reaction capacity in countries of the Caribbean and adjacent regions, including the East Coast of Canada and the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and Bermuda. The exercise was organized under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

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Haiti + 21 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) DIPECHO Caribbean (CHO/DIP/BUD/2013/94000) - Last update 23/10/2012 Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000

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Nicaragua + 6 others
Ernesto churns towards Mexico, Central America

08/06/2012 01:08 GMT

MIAMI, Florida, Aug 5, 2012 (AFP) - Tropical storm Ernesto swept by Jamaica and churned toward the Central American coast Sunday as US forecasters predicted it would gain strength in the coming days.

At 0000 GMT, the eye of the storm was located about 395 kilometers (245 miles) east of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the border between Nicaragua and Honduras, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.

With top winds of 85 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour), Ernesto was moving westward at 32 kilometers per hour (20 miles per hour).

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