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Three new locally transmitted dengue cases recorded

Dengue cases increase by three.

Dengue cases grow by eight

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

7 new cases of Dengue confirmed in Cayman

Seven new cases of Dengue have been confirmed in the Cayman Islands since Monday, 4 Nov., according to a press release issued Friday evening...

Hew: NiCE ready to assist in dengue fight

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 reported

Two new cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in the Cayman Islands, bringing the total number of locally transmitted cases to four.

Efforts stay focussed on dengue control

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.

MRCU to work on dengue mosquito eradication strategy

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.

Dengue fever case identified

A Cayman Islands resident with no recent travel history has become ill with dengue, an infectious disease that can be deadly, according to the...

Dengue case confirmed in Cayman Islands resident

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.

US gives green light to GM mosquito tests in Florida

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.

EDITORIAL – Keeping Cayman free of threatening ‘Zika mosquitoes’

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.
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Judge: GM mosquito project can proceed

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.

Third Zika case in Cayman confirmed

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

GM mosquito release delayed

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.

Zika suspected in three Cayman residents, one visitor

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 MLAs call for GM mosquito release delay

West Bay opposition MLAs are calling for the suspension of plans to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in their district.

Scientists move to quell GM mosquito concerns

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.

Meeting on GM Mosquito release

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 to be released in Grand Cayman

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.

Public health officials monitor for yellow fever

Cayman’s Public Health Department is advising people traveling to countries were yellow fever is endemic to take precautions and get vaccinated.

Imported case of dengue reported in Cayman

The Cayman Islands Public Health Department has reported a single imported case of dengue fever.

Margolis: The price of Zika

People are scrambling as the scary, mosquito-borne virus Zika winds its way through 26 (and counting) countries and territories in the Americas.

Mosquito Research and Control Unit readies Zika fight

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.

EDITORIAL – Going viral: The war against the mosquito

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.”

Cayman prepares for Zika

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.

Travel warning issued amid Zika virus concerns

The Public Health Department is advising all residents of the Cayman Islands to avoid nonessential travel to countries affected by the regional outbreak of...

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