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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.

Sep 11, 2014

Sep 11, 2014
Mosquito fumigation

PAHO warns of heightened chikungunya, dengue threats

As PAHO stresses mosquito control and other steps, the US chikungunya total tops 900 cases.

Aug 07, 2014

Aug 07, 2014
Map of west Africa

Countries scale up Ebola response, watch for cases outside Africa

Liberia and Sierra Leone have taken new actions to curb infections, as response activities and testing of possible travel-related cases play out on other continents.

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.

Jul 07, 2014

Jul 07, 2014
Hispaniola map

Hispaniola hot spots boost chikungunya cases over 300,000

The outbreak total climbs to 306,837 cases, a 42,393-case increase.

Jun 30, 2014

Jun 30, 2014
bug spray

Haiti, Dominican Republic cases push chikungunya total past 260,000

Cases rose sharply last week, led by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Jun 27, 2014

Jun 27, 2014
Chikungunya virus

Chikungunya continues to expand in Americas

Cases include the first in Mexico and Grenada and two locally acquired infections in Venezuela.

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