Zika Virus Update Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez has provided an update on the current status of the Zika Virus outbreak in the Caribbean region and the Americas. The update follows a teleconference with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Jamaica, other local key stakeholders and a recently concluded Communicable Disease Surveillance
Public Health Issues updated Alert for Mosquito borne Zika Virus Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez has received updated notification from the International Health Regulation (IHR) Focal Point in the UK and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) of the continued circulation of the Zika Virus in the Caribbean region and the Americas.
The Public Health Department advises the public that four patients are receiving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) at the Cayman Islands Hospital. Since the beginning of 2015 there have been seven cases. Officials are investigating persons with whom patients may have come into contact to determine the possibility of exposure and to test those individuals as
The Cayman Islands joins in global observance of World Hepatitis Day this week. On Tuesday, 28 July 2015, the Cayman Islands Hospital will offer free Hepatitis B and C testing from 9 am to 1 pm. Free testing is also be available, by appointment only, throughout the week of Monday, 27 – Friday 31 July.
Team Tackles Post-Ivan Sites Wednesday Meeting ICENS at Government Administrative Building International Effort Underway to Address Post-Ivan Debris Site The Public Health Department is coordinating with local and international multi-sectoral agencies, to address concerns at the post- Hurricane Ivan temporary hurricane debris storage and processing site, Block 55 Parcel 57, in Frank Sound. As part
World Sickle Cell Day – June 19 The Cayman Islands again joins with the United Nations in recognizing June 19 as World Sickle Cell Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of sickle cell disease as a public health concern. While screening for sickle cell disease has been in place since the
Public Health Issues Alert for Zika Virus Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar has received notification from the Pan American Health Organization that the Zika virus has been in circulation recently in New Caledonia, the Cook Islands, Chile’s Easter Island and north-eastern Brazil. Accordingly the Public Health Department has issued an alert for
HSA_IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE_INSERT_2015.pdf The Cayman Islands join other member states of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), i.e. North, Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, for the 13th anniversary of Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA). This year, Vaccination Week takes place from 25 April to 2 May. The theme: “Boost Your Power! –
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Following recent reports that an aggressive, new strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been identified within the region, local public health authorities remind residents to practice safe sex at all times, whether at home or on travel overseas. With more than 60 epidemic strains of the HIV-1 virus presently known, the new strain, identified