Tag: Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

CARPHA: Warns Of ‘Severe’ Outbreak of Dengue Virus In Caribbean This Year

KINGSTON — The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning countries in the region to brace for a severe outbreak of the dengue virus this year. According to the agency, the current outbreak of dengue in Jamaica has raised the level of concern in other Caribbean islands. Local health authorities say up to January 3 […]

WHO Removes Zika Virus Classification From Caribbean, Says ‘Little Risk’ Here Now

BRIDGETOWN – The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed its Zika virus country classification scheme from countries in the region. The scheme had categorized most of the Caribbean territories as having active Zika virus transmission. This removal of the mosquito borne virus by the WHO comes on the heels of data released by the Caribbean […]

CARPHA: Dengue Cases Increasing In Latin America … Caribbean Region Could Be Next

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] PORT OF SPAIN — While Chikungunya and Zika, which swept the region in 2014 and 2016, are not expected back anytime soon, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning residents to “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” It says that’s because the […]