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Trends of Microcephaly and Severe Arthrogryposis in Three Urban Hospitals following the Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue Fever Epidemics of 2016 in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.124
Pages: 
10–9
Synopsis: 
Newborns with the characteristics of congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus (CSAZ) are being born in urban hospitals after the 2016 Zika virus epidemic in Jamaica. Phenotypic features include microcephaly, craniofacial disproportion, neuro-imaging and neuro-pathological findings and arthrogryposis. A trend towards babies being delivered with small head circumferences, but not yet in the range of microcephaly and others with normal head sizes who were born to women who were symptomatic in pregnancy is also being observed. While, most babies with probable CSAZ are being born to asymptomatic women who did not report any symptoms related to arbovirus illness in pregnancy. Diagnosis is challenged by serological cross-reactivity between circulating flaviviruses. Team management is multidisciplinary to maximize the neuro-developmental potential of this vulnerable patient population.
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Introduction: Jamaica experienced its maiden Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic in 2016, while dengue (serotypes 3 and 4) and chikungunya were also circulating.
 
Aim: We describe initial trends in microcephaly and arthrogryposis observed by the clinicians from three urban birthing facilities during late 2016 to early 2017.
Accepted: 
12 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2017

Spatial Distribution of Epidemiological Cases of Dengue Fever in Suriname, 2001–2012

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.118
Pages: 
344–50
Synopsis: 
Retrospective epidemiological data were used to characterize the frequency, incidence and severity of dengue fever and to identify clusters of disease in Suriname. The results illustrate the need to identify risk factors that influence the transmission of dengue in Suriname.

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Objective: To characterize the frequency, incidence and severity of dengue fever in Suriname and to detect historic clusters of disease by integrating epidemiological data into a spatial visualization platform.

Accepted: 
06 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 01 May, 2015

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Dengue Infection in Westmoreland, Jamaica

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139–46
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A knowledge, attitude and practice survey of 188 women attending healthcare clinics in Westmoreland, Jamaica, revealed that most participants had good knowledge and attitudes towards dengue fever. However, these were not translated into practices that could prevent the disease.

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Background: Dengue virus infection causes significant morbidity and mortality in most tropical and sub-tropical countries of the world. Dengue fever is endemic in Jamaica and continues to be a public health concern. There is a paucity of information on knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of Jamaicans regarding dengue infection.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

A Study Exploring the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Young People Regarding Dengue Fever and the Extent of Community Involvement in Vector Control of the Disease in Trinidad and Tobago

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.203
Pages: 
615–8
Synopsis: 
This study makes several recommendations based on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of young people in Trinidad and Tobago regarding dengue fever.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

Rhabdomyolysis and Dengue Fever: Is This More Common Than We Think?

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.184
Pages: 
171–2
Accepted: 
11 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 04 May, 2015
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