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Fifteen countries confirm chikungunya disease

Fifteen countries have confirmed the presence of chikungunya disease and these include Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Martinique, St Barthelemy, St Kitts and Nevis, St Martin, St Vincent and the Grenadines, […]

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Chickungunya reaches 2000 cases and hits St. Kitts, one death in St. Martin

As of February 17th, over 2106 cases of chickungunya have been confirmed in Trinidad and now St. Kitts has recorded its first case. Another 5000 cases are suspected

CDC issues travel notice on travel to French Caribbean

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) in Atlanta has issued a travel health notice, advising those planning to travel to St Martin to take steps to protect themselves

Chikungunya spreads in Caribbean

Health officials say that cases of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya are spreading through the Caribbean. “The World Health Organization does not advise special screening at points of entry into

Centres for Disease Control issues travel advisory on Caribbean and mosquito-borne disease

The French side of St. Martin (St. Maarten - Dutch) confirmed ten cases of chikingunya, a mosquito-borne disease virus that is not fatal but has symptoms akin to

SMMC constructs Triage Room in ER

CAY HILL--In an effort to enhance its services, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has constructed a Triage Room in its emergency room where patients can be assessed in

Holiday says mental health stigma down, drug abuse up .

DAWN BEACH--Even with all the strides that have been made for mental health patients in St. Maarten, much more still needs to be done, Mental Health Foundation (MHF)

Middle East MERS-CoV respiratory syndrome coronavirus remains serious and is an issue of great concern.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Section General Health Care (SGHC) that falls under Collective Prevention Services (CPS) from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, reports that the

AIDS Foundation ‘strongly calls’ for boys to be vaccinated for HPV

COLE BAY--The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme for girls recently announced by the Ministry of Public Health is "a commendable initiative," says St. Maarten AIDS Foundation, a non-profit

Health Ministry starts HPV-vaccination drive

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour officially launched the implementation of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine for girls ages 9-10 on Tuesday afternoon. "Today is

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