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The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report. A 2005-2006 chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, sickened more than 300,000 people. It also provided the

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SAN JUAN – A Puerto Rican pilot decided to land his small plane in a grassy area next to a McDonald’s in northern town of Hatillo to buy himself and his passenger a coffee, island authorities confirmed Wednesday. The Puerto Rican Police said that personnel with the Puerto Rico Joint

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PHILLIPSBURG – The investigation of three Syrian nationals who were arrested on Sint Maarten ten days ago continues, according to Dutch authorities. The three men traveled into Sint Maarten using false Greek passports and identity cards. They have not asked for asylum. Using false travel documents is a crime punishable

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MIAMI – The baby born 15 weeks premature on a cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean has finally returned to Utah, after spending 78 days at Miami Children’s Hospital where he defied the odds for survival. The TV news media reported that 4-and-a-half-pound Haiden Morgan reunited with his

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SYRACUSE — A New York university has received $12 million from the U.S. Army to research treatment options and potential vaccines for dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus that affects nearly half of the world’s population. The funds, which come from the Army’s Medical Research and Materiel Command, will pay for

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PHILIPSBURG — Police say a New Hampshire man was seriously injured in a boating accident recently in Sint Maarten. Jon Binney was heading to the Sint Maarten shore in a dingy Wednesday when he was hit by a speedboat and dragged underneath. “His entire pelvis is crushed his girdle the

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Eight refugees fleeing from Cuba were rescued by a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after they were spotted out at sea just before the sun came up on Sunday morning. The refugees were floating on a row boat that appeared to be attached to barrels, with backpacks and paddles inside. They

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PHILLIPSBURG – Three Syrians traveling with fake Greek passports are being held in the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten, authorities said, while officials in the Central American nation of Honduras reported detaining a Syrian and two Pakistanis traveling by bus Saturday. The St. Maarten public prosecutor’s office said that

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Health’s Juan Figueroa-Serville PARAMARIBO – A new mosquito-transmitted virus called “Zika” could mean more bad news for Caribbean tourism. In response to the latest report by the Caribbean Public Health Agency of five confirmed cases of Zika virus in an unnamed Caribbean country, Grenada has heightened its disease surveillance system,

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Kaylyn Rose Sommer on Norwegian Pearl MIAMI – Federal agents were on hand at the Port of Miami on Sunday to begin an investigation into reports that a 24-year-old woman jumped overboard from a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship as it sailed off the coast of Cuba. Kaylyn Rose Sommer “was

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