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Aug 31, 2016

Aug 31, 2016
Neurons

Analysis highlights strong Zika-GBS association

Other new reports detail co-infections with other mosquito-borne viruses and fatal encephalitis.

Mar 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016
Zika flyer

Experts probe Zika mosquito control, more microcephaly

Experts said only 2 of the new methods—Wolbachia and transgenic mosquitoes—were at the stage for carefully designed pilot projects.

Mar 10, 2016

Mar 10, 2016
Saliva samples

Studies cite possible Zika-meningitis link, note virus in saliva

The saliva report hints at a possible human-to-human transmission route, and the meningitis report expands the list of possible neuro complications.

Jan 26, 2016

Jan 26, 2016
Newborn baby in hospital

CDC unveils Zika guidance for infants, expands travel advisory

The guidance covers testing of newborns, and the Virgin Islands and DR are now on the travel advisory.

Jan 25, 2016

Jan 25, 2016
Aedes albopictus

PAHO says Zika virus likely to march through Americas

All areas that harbor Aedes are vulnerable, and the Dominican Republic now has a local case.

Sep 22, 2014

Sep 22, 2014
Dominican Republic flags

Caribbean chikungunya cases top 738,000

PAHO reports a large increase in the case count, driven largely by the Dominican Republic, and another locally acquired case is reported in Florida.

Aug 04, 2014

Aug 04, 2014
Chikungunya virus micrograph

Caribbean chikungunya cases climb 8%, top 500,000

About two thirds of the 38,000 new cases reported last week were in the Dominican Republic.

Jul 28, 2014

Jul 28, 2014
Map of Dominican Republic

Caribbean chikungunya cases up 7%

Cases in the Americas now total almost 475,000, with the Dominican Republic accounting for most of last week's rise.

Jul 21, 2014

Jul 21, 2014
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

PAHO's chikungunya count jumps 24%, to 442,000

The increase was led by the Dominican Republic, which had almost 60,000 new cases.

Jul 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014
Martinique church

Chikungunya outbreak exceeds 355,000 cases

Suspected and confirmed cases now total 355,617, an increase of 48,780.

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