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29 Sep 2016 description

Situación
El 29 de septiembre, el Centro Nacional de Huracanes (NHC por sus siglas en inglés) ascendió Matthew a categoría de huracán. Los vientos máximos sostenidos han aumentado a cerca de 75 mph (110 km/h) - un huracán de categoría 1 en la escala de huracanes de Saffir-Simpson. Se espera un fortalecimiento gradual durante las próximas 48 horas.

29 Sep 2016 description

Situation

On 29 September, National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded Matthew to a hurricane. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (110 km/h) –a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours.

29 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None - Mosquito-borne Zika infections acquired by travelers returning from the Maldives were reported by Germany and Spain in the past week. Prior Zika cases were reported in January 2016.

23 Sep 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 47 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015. In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 8 September 2016, Saint Kitts and Nevis has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Highlighted below is a summary of the Zika epidemiological situation by sub-regions of the Americas.

09 Sep 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 46 countries and territories have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015. In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.2 Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 25 August 2016, the British Virgin Islands have confirmed vectorborne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus (Figure 1).

North America

03 Sep 2016 description

Key updates

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

British Virgin Islands and Singapore

Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week: None

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week: None

02 Sep 2016 description

Research and Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, has made public the latest information on the transmission of the Zika virus within the Cayman Islands.

"Since the last update of Wednesday, 17 August 2016, ten additional results have been received from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA); two of which returned positive,” Dr. Williams-Rodriguez said.

He explained a male and female patient, both residents of George Town, have no reported travel history to any of the countries where there is currently an outbreak of the Zika virus.

29 Aug 2016 description

Key updates

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

28 Aug 2016 description

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 45 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika. Además, cinco países notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente. Desde la Actualización Epidemiológica del 11 de agosto de 2016, ningún nuevo país/territorio confirmó la transmisión autóctona

28 Aug 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 45 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika. Además, 5 países notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 29 de julio de 2016, las Bahamas, los Estados Unidos y las Islas Caimán han confirmado transmisión autóctona

19 Aug 2016 description

Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, has made public the latest information on the transmission of the Zika virus within the Cayman Islands.

"Since the last update of Tuesday, 9 August 2016, eight additional results have been received from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). Of these, seven returned negative for Zika virus and one result was positive,” Dr. Williams-Rodriguez said.

18 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time:
 Bahamas

Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Honduras and Suriname

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Costa Rica and Guatemala

16 Aug 2016 description

A large majority of Grand Cayman residents support the public health programme known as the Friendly Aedes aegypti Project under way in West Bay. A recent opinion poll has revealed that 69 per cent of residents support this initiative, while only 13 per cent oppose the programme.

The Mosquito Research Control Unit (MRCU), in collaboration with biotechnology company Oxitec, began its release programme of genetically engineered (GE) adult male mosquitoes in late July to combat the non-native mosquito that is known to spread viral diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya.

15 Aug 2016 description
  • As of 10 August 2016, 69 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (66 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

10 Aug 2016 description

The Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez is advising of Cayman's first report of locally transmitted Zika Virus.

The patient, a male who resides in George Town, reported an onset of symptoms on 25 July 2016. He visited a private medical office on 26 July 2016, and was referred to Cayman Islands Hospital where a sample was taken and sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing. No travel history has been noted for this individual to any of the countries where there is an outbreak, thus suggesting Zika was acquired locally.

10 Aug 2016 description

The Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez would like to provide an update on yesterday's report advising of Cayman's first locally transmitted Zika Virus case.

Further investigation into the report received from Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has revealed a second case of locally transmitted Zika virus. This was previously included in the number classified as imported cases.

10 May 2016 description

Forty-eight Cuban migrants recently entered local waters aboard a makeshift vessel.

They arrived in Cayman Brac on May 1st and were met by local authorities. The following morning they departed Cayman Brac having expressed the desire to continue their journey, but later that night the group of 37 males and 11 females returned to Cayman Brac. Five migrants disembarked the vessel. The other 43 migrants continued their journey.

On May 5th the five migrants were transported to Grand Cayman.