Tag: chikungunya

6 Things You Need To Know Today- June 3, 2016

$100m ZIKV Bite – Government Not Sure How Widespread Zika Is, Allocates More Money For Response. Although millions of dollars more is to be spent on the anti-Zika campaign, there is still no clear picture as to how many Jamaicans are

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- June 2, 2016

General Practitioners Say Zika Cases Numerous, Want Change To Reporting Of Virus. Some of  Jamaica’s general practitioners are urging the Government to review the reporting mechanisms of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease, in light of what they claim is the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 31,2016

Conductor In Fatal Bus Crash To Face Manslaughter Charges. Thirty-six-year-old Rohan Robinson of Galina, St Mary, is expected to be charged with five counts of manslaughter as a result of last Friday’s accident on the Llandovery main road in St Ann. Robinson

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5 Interesting Facts About Guinea Hen Weed

‘Bush tea’ is something many Jamaicans grew up on, where the ‘bush’ in question could be anything from black mint to lime leaf to cerasee to guinea hen weed and many more. Our grandparents would tell us that these plants

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7 People Who Had A Pretty Bad Year

The year 2015 has been rough for many Jamaicans, what with a constantly escalating crime rate, high unemployment levels, a water shortage crisis, ailing health system and mosquitoes threatening our lives. However, some have had it worse than others, as

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 26, 2015

Murders Near 800 – Ja Records 20% Jump Over Corresponding Period Last Year. Figures obtained by The Gleaner show that 775 persons were reported killed up to Monday, a 20 per cent increase when compared with the 643 murders reported over

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14 Natural Mosquito Repellents

It’s that time of year when mosquitoes are on the loose. These creatures are not only annoying, but many of us know from painful experience that they transmit diseases. Last year, many Jamaicans were left bed-ridden due to chikungunya, and we

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 20, 2015

From Chik-V To ZIKV – Jamaica On High Alert For Another Mosquito-Borne Disease. Take precautions but do not panic. That’s the urgent advice from stakeholders in the health sector as Jamaica faces the threat of another serious mosquito-borne disease, the Zika

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ZIKV – The New Mosquito-Borne Virus You Need To Know About

Last year, productivity in Jamaica was crippled due to an outbreak of the chikungunya virus, popularly referred to as chik-v. Even as the nation waits to hear from the relevant ministries just how many cases were reported and how this

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 27, 2015

150 Years After The Morant Bay Rebellion … St Thomas Begs For Development. Legend has it that after the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865, Queen Victoria, in anger, broke her pen and uttered the words “those rebels, let them suffer”… Read

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