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Dengue cases increase by three.
Local dengue case increases to 23, according to the latest numbers from the Public Health Department.
Seven new cases of Dengue have been confirmed in the Cayman Islands since Monday, 4 Nov., according to a press release issued Friday evening...
The National Community Enhancement programme stands ready to assist the Mosquito Research and Control Unit in its efforts to deal with dengue.
Two new cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in the Cayman Islands, bringing the total number of locally transmitted cases to four.
The Mosquito Research and Control Unit continues to focus efforts on controlling the Aedes aegypti mosquito, even though no new confirmed cases of dengue have been reported in the past week.
A new comprehensive strategy to eradicate Cayman’s Aedes aegypti mosquito population, which transmits dengue and chikungunya, is expected to launch next year, according to the head of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit.
A Cayman Islands resident with no recent travel history has become ill with dengue, an infectious disease that can be deadly, according to the...
A Cayman Islands resident with no recent travel history has become ill with dengue, an infectious disease that can be deadly, according to the Health Services Authority.
As Oxitec and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit ramp up releases of genetically modified mosquitoes in West Bay, regulators in the U.S. gave the company the green light to test the GM mosquitoes on an island in the Florida Keys.
Given the choice between the risks associated with “natural” Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (which carry nasty viruses like Zika, chikungunya, dengue and yellow fever) and the potential risks of “genetically modified” Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (which are engineered to reduce the wild population) – we find ourselves more and more inclined to give the GM mosquitoes a chance.
The release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in West Bay can proceed, after a Grand Court judge on Tuesday refused an application for another stay of the project.
A third case of imported Zika virus in the Cayman Islands has been confirmed by public health officials.
The planned release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in West Bay, scheduled to begin in mid-June, has been put off until this month because of delays in securing a permit, according to the Mosquito Research and Control Unit and Oxitec representatives.
The Public Health Department is awaiting test results for three Cayman residents and one visitor after they presented symptoms consistent with the Zika virus.
West Bay opposition MLAs are calling for the suspension of plans to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in their district.
Cayman’s Mosquito Research and Control Unit and U.K. biotech company Oxitec tackled questions Tuesday night from West Bay residents concerned about the planned release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in their neighborhood.
The Mosquito Research and Control Unit and biotechnology company Oxitec are inviting the public to attend a meeting Tuesday night to discuss the planned release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in West Bay.
Genetically engineered mosquitoes will be released across Grand Cayman in the coming year, starting in West Bay, in an effort to control the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes responsible for spreading Zika, dengue and other viruses.
Cayman’s Public Health Department is advising people traveling to countries were yellow fever is endemic to take precautions and get vaccinated.
The Cayman Islands Public Health Department has reported a single imported case of dengue fever.
People are scrambling as the scary, mosquito-borne virus Zika winds its way through 26 (and counting) countries and territories in the Americas.
Cayman’s Mosquito Research and Control Unit is gearing up to fight the Aedes aegypti mosquito, responsible for carrying the Zika virus that has recently been called a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization.
The mosquito is the deadliest animal in the world. So says Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who adds, “When it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close.”
As the World Health Organization prepares for an emergency meeting Monday on the mosquito-borne Zika virus, Cayman’s public health officials say they are prepared to deal with the potential for Zika reaching the islands.
The Public Health Department is advising all residents of the Cayman Islands to avoid nonessential travel to countries affected by the regional outbreak of...