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Malaria and its Vectors in the Caribbean: The Continuing Challenge of the Disease Forty-Five Years after Eradication from the Islands



Objectives: Given the occurrence of autochthonous malaria in non-endemic island countries in the last 10 years, this study evaluates the risk factors for malaria transmission in the malaria “endemic and “non-endemic” countries of the Caribbean region.

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e-Published: 24 Jul, 2013

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

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).


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
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