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Chikungunya Hits Mainland USA - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host. Photo: James GathanyThe first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, was reported July 17 in Florida. This newly reported case represents the first time that mosquitoes in the continental United States are thought to have spread the virus to a non-traveler. Although CDC does not expect widespread cases of chikungunya in the United States this summer, American travelers infected overseas may continue to return and bring the virus with them.

University Graduate returns to Canada after six month internship in Guyana

Carmen Pedersen, graduate from St. Francis Xavier University in Edmonton

Carmen Pedersen a graduate from St. Francis Xavier University in Edmonton has returned to the Calgary, Alberta, Canada after a six-month youth internship funded by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) in Georgetown, Guyana.

Separating the good from the bad in bacteria, could improve monitoring of cystic fibrosis and other diseases

A new microfluidic technique developed by MIT researchers to quickly sort bacteria within the same strain could improve monitoring of cystic fibrosis and other diseases.  PHOTO: BRYCE VICKMARKNew microfluidic technique quickly distinguishes bacteria within the same strain; could improve monitoring of cystic fibrosis and other diseases.

There are good bacteria and there are bad bacteria — and sometimes both coexist within the same species. 

Roman Hall's double lung transplant has been a success.

Roman Hall Cystic Fibrosis patient

Roman Hall who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis has successfully emerged from his double lung transplant surgery.

Roman Hall's surgery began on Thursday 26, September 2013 at around 4:00 am and at 1:00 pm news of a "successful procedure” was delivered from the operating room.

Roman Hall a Cystic Fibrosis patient is awaiting a double lung transplant and needs our help NOW!

Roman Hall

Roman Hall the son of Guyanese parents is a normal 16 year old young man in every way except he suffers from Cystic Fibrosis.

Roman is the youngest of four siblings, the youngest three of whom were diagnosed with the disease shortly after birth. Angel, the eldest of the three CF patients, had two double lung transplants and is now 24 years old, the second Rojeana Auriel Hall​ died on October 14, 2012 at age 19 from complications of the disease.

Doctors from Utah provide glasses for needy in Guyana

A woman is finally able to read with new glasses donated by Utah residents

More than 2,000 pairs of eyeglasses from Utah recently found new homes -- in Guyana.

Used glasses, often relegated to the backs of drawers, went to good use by people too poor to afford glasses or eye exams. Twenty-two Utahns, including several optometrists, made a humanitarian trip to provide eye care in the Third World country in South America.

Hopkins Researchers including Guyanese born Deborah Persaud Describe First ‘Functional HIV Cure’ in an Infant

Deborah Persaud, M.D

A team of researchers including Guyanese born Deborah Persaud, M.D. from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School describe the first case of a so-called “functional c

PEPFAR (U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Guyana

PEPFAR (U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief)

The United States is proud to be supporting Guyana as they take a leadership role in their fight against HIV/AIDS.

Progress achieved in Guyana through direct PEPFAR support during fiscal year (FY) 2011: (1)

Intimate partner and sexual violence against women is widespread in 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries

Violence against women

Washington, D.C., 17 January 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — A new report published by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration with the U.S.

The New PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa Faustina Etienne ( of Dominica)

Dr. Carissa Faustina Etienne

The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO), in its 132nd session in Geneva, 21-29 January 2013, confirmed Dr. Carissa Faustina Etienne as the new Regional Director for WHO's Americas Region (PAHO/AMRO). Dr.

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