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Emergence of Zika Virus Epidemic and the National Response in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.488
Pages: 
243–9
Synopsis: 
The Zika virus epidemic in Jamaica is evolving and includes cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome and reports in pregnant women. Zika may become endemic in Jamaica, similar to dengue and chikungunya. Safe and effective dengue, chikungunya fever and ZIKV vaccines are needed to mitigate the devastating effects of these three diseases.

ABSTRACT

Background: Jamaica, along with the Americas, experienced major epidemics of arboviral diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in recent years. These include dengue fever in 2012, chikungunya fever in 2014 and Zika virus infection (ZIKV) in 2016. We present the emergence of the ZIKV epidemic in Jamaica and outline the national response.

Accepted: 
28 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Sep, 2016

The Jamaica Injury Surveillance System A Profile of the Intentional and Unintentional Injuries in Jamaican Hospitals

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Pages: 
7–13
Synopsis: 
Injuries in Jamaica are a major public health problem. Causes of unintentional injuries were falls, lacerations and blunt injuries. Motor vehicle related injuries were in motorcars, riding motorbikes/bicycles or as pedestrians. Violence-related injuries were mostly fights with acquaintances using sharp objects to inflict injury.

ABSTRACT

Background: Injuries in Jamaica are a major public health problem as demonstrated by a hospital based computerized injury surveillance system established in 1999 that provides a risk profile for injuries.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

Results of an Exercise to Estimate the Costs of Interpersonal Violence in Jamaica

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Pages: 
446–52
Synopsis: 
During 2006, direct medical cost of injuries due to interpersonal violence accounted for nearly 12% of Jamaica’s total health expenditure while productivity losses due to interpersonal violencerelated injuries accounted for approximately 160% of Jamaica’s total health expenditure or four per cent of gross domestic product.

ABSTRACT

This report describes the application of a draft version of the World Health Organization (WHO)/ United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Manual for estimating the economic costs of injuries due to interpersonal and self-directed violence to measure costs of injuries from interpersonal violence.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

Prevalence of High-risk Sexual Behaviour in Jamaican Adults and Its Relationship to Sociodemographic and Religious Factors: Findings from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007−2008

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.026
Pages: 
873–80
Synopsis: 
A third of Jamaicans report sexual practices that increase their risk of HIV infection. High-risk sexual behaviour was more common among men and younger persons, but was not infrequent among older persons. Being married, active religious practice and weekly attendance at religious meetings were associated with lower odds of high risk sexual behaviour.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To estimate the prevalence of high-risk sexual behaviours among Jamaican adults and evaluate associations with sociodemographic and religious factors.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

Prevalence of High Risk Sexual Behaviour in Jamaican Adults and Its Relationship to Socio-demographic and Religious Factors: Findings from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007–2008

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