Jamaica Observer: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has called for health officials across the region to prepare for the possibility of a severe outbreak of the contagious mosquito-borne dengue fever. According to the agency, the current outbreak of dengue in Jamaica has raised the level of concern in other Caribbean islands. Local health authorities say up to January 3 there were 830 cases classified as suspected, presumed, or confirmed.
A new US$ 60 million health and wellness medical facility is set for construction in six months in St. Kitts which will offer ‘world-class’ spinal, sports medicine and wellness services located at Christophe Harbour in the Southeast Peninsular. According to Mary Miller-Sallah COO, the facility will offer the latest in spine, sports medicine, orthopedics, joint and plastic surgery. Also planned will be a broad range of services including executive health, women’s wellness, and diagnostics available on an outpatient basis.
Trillions Have Been Redistributed from the American Workforce to the Healthcare Industry Creating An Economic Depression for the Middle Class
The Washington Post and Vox have done excellent reporting that shows U.S. spends so much more than other countries for one simple reason — price. The good news is that some have found the solution to severe pricing failure, however so few have that the Middle Class is in a 20-year long economic depression that is at least 95% due to healthcare. [Read more…]
Jamaica is now in the midst of a dengue outbreak. Like chikungunya and Zika, dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by a virus. Unlike chikungunya and Zika, however, dengue is endemic to Jamaica. In other words, it is always in the envrionment somewhere in the on island. There are four types, known as serotypes, of the virus that causes dengue: DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, DEN-4. Infection occurs when one is bitten by a female mosquito, usually Aedes aegypti, carrying the virus. The mosquito becomes infected when it sucks the blood of a person infected with the virus, and after about a week, the mosquito can then transmit the virus to another person. [Read more…]
Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio recently unveiled a comprehensive universal health plan for all 8 million city residents including the homeless and undocumented Caribbean residents. The plan De Blasio says would guarantee that every New Yorker, regardless of their ability to pay, the ability to visit a doctor and get affordable medical treatment in the city’s historic public hospitals system. [Read more…]