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Cayman to get nearly $82,000 for COVID vaccines

Using European Union funds, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is assisting the Cayman Islands to pay for COVID-19 vaccines once they are rolled out.

Dengue cases grow by eight

Local dengue case increases to 23, according to the latest numbers from the Public Health Department.

Vaccination clinic at hospital this weekend

The Public Health Department will host a vaccination clinic for children at the Cayman Islands Hospital on Saturday.
A forensic DNA scientist uses the Applied Biosystems 7500 Real-Time PCR System, which the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority lab will be using to test for dengue, Zika, chikungunga and other viruses.

Cayman authorized to test for Zika, dengue

Testing for mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya can now be carried out in the Cayman Islands after the Health Services Authority’s laboratory was authorized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do the screenings.

From birth to death, healthcare conference looks to each stage in life

Opening the seventh annual Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference Thursday evening, the leading public health official in the Caribbean told conference goers about the next big public health goal – work against violence and unhealthy lifestyles to increase the region’s average life span three years by 2025.

Two local Zika cases confirmed

Two people in George Town are Cayman’s first official cases of locally transmitted Zika, according to public health officials. The islands have had six cases of Zika imported by people visiting other countries, but these are the first reported incidents of the virus being acquired locally.

Third Zika case in Cayman confirmed

A third case of imported Zika virus in the Cayman Islands has been confirmed by public health officials.

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