People recovering from the mosquito borne viral infection, chikungunya, should put mild exercise into their recovery regimen to assist with easing joint pain, says Jamaica’s Permanent Secretary...

Since the first cases of local transmission of chikungunya virus in the Western hemisphere last December on St. Martin, the epidemic has spread, particularly throughout the Caribbean and more recently...

The number of reported autochthonous transmission of chikungunya virus in the Americas rose by 95,000 cases during the past week, according to new data released by the Pan American Health Organization...

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Fall in the United States means residents in most of the country will see fewer mosquitoes and less risk of the diseases they spread. However, the chikungunya outbreak in Caribbean and Central and South...

The landlocked South American country of Paraguay reported their first locally acquired chikungunya virus case in an Asuncion resident, according to health officials. According to Dr. Andrea Ojeda,...

As the number of reported chikungunya cases to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) appears to be slowing, only increasing by 4,481 cases during the past week- two countries accounted for 95 percent of...

Belize is only one of two Central American countries yet to report a confirmed autochthonous, or locally acquired chikungunya case to date (Honduras being the other); however, this may have changed as...

A member of the Medical Brigade team from Cuba who went to West Africa to fight Ebola, died from complications of cerebral malaria, according to a Cuban News Agency report today. 60-year-old economist, Jorge...

With the introduction of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, in the Americas last December, we’ve seen a number of countries especially hard hit with the disease–the Dominican Republic  with...

A “State of Emergency” was declared this week in Jamaica over the chikungunya virus situation on the island, according to Telesur TV report Sunday. Jamaican prime minister Portia Simpson...