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Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean: An Epidemiological Overview

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.050
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489–96
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The English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean experienced three phases of the influenza pandemic, with most cases occurring in 2009. The majority of cases had symptoms of the respiratory tract, a quarter required hospitalization and the case fatality rate was 1.8%.

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Objective: To describe epidemiological trends of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean during the pandemic period.

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25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013

HIV Seroprevalence Among Male Prison Inmates in the Six Countries of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States in the Caribbean (OECS)

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106–111
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Six unlinked, anonymous point prevalence surveys of a total of 1288 male inmates were conducted during a one year period. The overall HIV prevalence was 2.8%, three times higher than the estimated OECS population prevalence.

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Objective: To determine HIV prevalence among male prison inmates in the six OECS countries in the Caribbean.

Subjects and Methods: Six unlinked, anonymous point prevalence surveys of a total of 1288 male inmates were conducted during a one-year period, August 2004 – August 2005. An oral fluid sample was collected and an interviewer-administered questionnaire and consent form was completed for each survey participant.

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013

Mortality Trends and Potential Years of Life Lost in the English and Dutchspeaking Caribbean, 1985–2000

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122–31
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During the period 1985–2000, while there was an overall 5% decrease in age-adjusted mortality rates in the English and Dutchspeaking Caribbean islands, there was an increase in mortality due to non-communicable diseases, AIDS and assaults (homicides).


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Objective: To describe mortality trends and potential years of life lost (PYLL) due to leading causes of death in 21 Caribbean countries during 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2000.

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

Cricket World Cup: A Stress Test for the Surveillance System in the Caribbean

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84–9
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A regional mass gathering surveillance system in support of the 2007 Cricket World Cup was developed as an adaptation of the routine communicable disease surveillance system. It was used to strengthen and test already existing national and regional surveillance systems.


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Objective: To describe the development and implementation of, and major findings and recommendations from, a regional mass gathering surveillance system (MGSS) in support of the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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