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Oct 06, 2021

Oct 06, 2021
Grocery worker wearing mask

Decline in global COVID-19 cases, deaths continues

"Keeping up with measures that suppress transmission are hard but even more critical now."

Jul 07, 2021

Jul 07, 2021
Brazil COVID test

WHO: World at perilous point in pandemic

WHO officials said variant spread could outpace vaccines, even in countries with high vaccine coverage.

May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021
Drive through COVID vax

COVID hot spots persist in Latin American countries

Argentina reports record deaths as activity continues to flare in places like Brazil, areas of Central America, and some Caribbean islands.

Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016
Hurricane Matthew devestation in Haiti

Worsening cholera in Haiti, Yemen prompts stepped-up response

The WHO announces a vaccine campaign in Haiti and $1 million in funding for Yemen.

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 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 16, 2014

Jun 16, 2014
Aedes mosquito

Caribbean chikungunya cases top 170,000

Cases of the mosquito-borne disease in the region grew by more than 35,000 in 1 week.

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