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 The female Aedes aegypti mosquito is the vector for dengue fever.

More than 1.6 million cases of dengue have been reported in the Americas in the first five months of 2020, drawing attention to the need to continue eliminating mosquito breeding sites, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent...
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Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Carissa Etienne, yesterday warned that “complacency is our greatest enemy” in the fight against the COVID-19 spread, charging that countries and territories in Latin America and the...

Like most of us, I have been transfixed by the social commentaries of the staggeringly higher death rates of black Americans from COVID-19 compared to the rest of the nation and the unhinged anti-racism civil unrest sweeping across their nation....

Scene: Miss Made-up-name in her taxi-ride, returning home to Made-up-place in rural St Elizabeth. Miss Made-up-name: (Tearfully thinking out loud) “But no sah! There must be someone, somewhere I can call to talk to bout this … .” THE COVID-...

If you are immunocompromised, protect yourself from COVID-19 Many conditions and treatments can weaken a person’s immune system (making them ‘immunocompromised’). Some of these include: Cancer Bone marrow transplant Solid organ transplant...

Scene: A 38-year-old mother of two waiting in the health centre, six weeks since her breast lump biopsy. Nurse: “Miss Made-up-name, Doc said that your result isn’t back. Call next week this time before coming in because of COVID-19.” Patient...

With May being observed as Lupus Awareness Month, we continue to shed light on the experiences of those around the world living with the illness which affects people in various forms. Exactly four years ago (May 2016), Claudine Martin got the news...

A lot has been said about the vulnerability of individuals with certain co-morbidities to be at greater risk of COVID-19 complications. For persons with hypertension, diabetes (sugar), respiratory disorders and certain cancers, COVID-19 can have...

As Jamaica enters another month battling the coronavirus pandemic, the Government continues to caution those with underlying conditions to stay home and safe to lower the risk of contracting the virus. One of the underlying conditions that could...

As we try to take care of our physical health during this coronavirus pandemic, let us not forget that we also need to focus on being mentally healthy. This could be a challenge for those who have mental health issues and disorders as they do not...
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