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Three pregnant women were among Cayman’s positive COVID-19 cases, according to statistical data released by Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee.
The first case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in the Cayman Islands, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin.
The Health Services Authority has said it continues to see more patients heading to the hospital with influenza symptoms.
A Public Health England laboratory specialist is expected to be dispatched to the Cayman Islands this week to support local efforts to respond to the coronavirus threat.
A public health meeting on dengue fever has been planned for this Wednesday in East End.
Over the last 20 years, the Cayman Islands has seen a 300% increase in the number of registered food establishments. The total now stands at 850 restaurants, cafes, dinners and mobile food trucks, as well as bed and breakfasts - and the Department of Environmental Health’s four food inspection officers have been tasked with monitoring them all.
Fortunately, Venezuela’s neighbours are better prepared to deal with dangerous outbreaks.
The dozens of red biohazard bags observed by a Compass reporter in the Brac landfill constitute a dangerous and irresponsible disregard for public health that cannot be allowed to continue.
An outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease that surfaced a few weeks ago is still affecting some schools on Grand Cayman.
The East End town hall meetings about the Zika virus will be taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the East End Civic Centre. The meetings have been scheduled by the Public Health Department to inform residents about Zika and to address concerns, especially for pregnant women.
The Public Health Department’s upcoming series on the Zika virus may be just what the doctor ordered.
Although it has been granted the legal designation to participate in “medical tourism,” the government has no intention of going into that business, public health officials said Wednesday.
Some pregnant women have left the Cayman Islands and others are putting off moves to Grand Cayman now that there are known local Zika transmissions. But leaving a job and traveling overseas is not an option for many women who are pregnant and couples trying to conceive.
Public health officials Thursday confirmed a third local case of the Zika virus, all of which have occurred in George Town.
The Cayman Islands’ fourth imported case of the Zika virus was confirmed Wednesday by public health officials.
A third case of imported Zika virus in the Cayman Islands has been confirmed by public health officials.
Fear over the spread of the Zika virus in the Caribbean has been blamed for a decline in stay-over tourism in Grand Cayman this year.
Free HIV testing will be offered at several locations across the Cayman Islands from June 20 to 25, 2016.
A stayover tourist tested positive for Zika after returning home, the Public Health Department said Friday. The department has not confirmed whether the person contracted Zika in Cayman, but this is the first case of the virus, which can cause birth defects in babies from infected mothers, associated with Cayman.
The Public Health Department will conduct free health screenings over the summer for all first-time students entering government or private schools in the Cayman Islands.
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.
The Cayman Islands is joining other members of the Pan American Health Organization to mark the 14th anniversary of Vaccination Week in the Americas.
It’s official: Not even the government wants to be locked into the government’s healthcare system.
The Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society honored Cayman’s former Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar with a long-service award at its annual gala.
The red and white Mosquito Research and Control Unit plane began making the rounds this month, joined by truck-mounted foggers on the ground, to kill the mosquitoes blamed for spreading the Zika virus around South and Central America.
People are scrambling as the scary, mosquito-borne virus Zika winds its way through 26 (and counting) countries and territories in the Americas.
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...