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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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A Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study of the Issues of Climate Change/Variability Impacts and Public Health in Trinidad and Tobago, and St Kitts and Nevis

A survey was conducted in Trinidad and Tobago and in St Kitts and Nevis to determine the levels of understanding of the issues of climate variability/change affecting dengue fever (DF) and its transmission. Climate variability issues such as seasonal variation affecting DF and its vector production are well apprciated, but use of this information in an early warning programme to prevent DF transmission are not yet in use by the communities.


Objective: To determine the level of understanding of the issues of climate change (CC)/variability (CV) and public health by populations of St Kitts and Nevis (SKN) and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) and to find whether respondents would be willing to incorporate these values into strategies for dengue fever (DF) prevention.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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