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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.
Local dengue case increases to 23, according to the latest numbers from the Public Health Department.
The Public Health Department will host a vaccination clinic for children at the Cayman Islands Hospital on Saturday.
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.
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 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.
A third case of imported Zika virus in the Cayman Islands has been confirmed by public health officials.