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Zika

US Declares Public Health Emergency in Puerto Rico Over Zika

 The United States government has declared a public health emergency for Puerto Rico, following the spread of the mosquito-borne virus Zika. The declaration was made by US Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell at the request of Puerto Rico …

Getting the Facts Straight on Zika in Puerto Rico

 By Clarisa JimenezOp-Ed Contributor “Ground Zero?” “Pandemic?” “Hundreds of thousands of cases of Zika virus in Puerto Rico this year?” “Puerto Rico is not prepared!” None of the statements above reflect the situation on the ground in Puerto Rico.   So …

Putting Zika in Puerto Rico in Perspective

 By Ingrid I. Rivera RocafortOp-Ed Contributor While we celebrate the ease and accessibility of global travel, it requires some common-sense precaution, no matter where in the world one goes. That’s the nature of enjoying new and different destinations. Education is …

LATEST NEWS

 By Alexander Britell Much has been written and said of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in recent days, both noise and signal. But how is Zika relevant to the Caribbean traveler? That’s why we’re here to explain — both what you …

 Jamaica has confirmed its first case of the Zika mosquito-borne virus, the country’s Ministry of Health announced. The patient, who has now recovered, is a four-year-old child from Portmore. The government said the child began showing symptoms on Jan. 17, …