Socio-economic Impact Assessment of the Zika Virus in Latin America and the Caribbean: With a Focus on Brazil, Colombia and Suriname
United Nations Development Programme. 04/03/2017 This 104-page assessment measures the socio-economic impacts of Zika on countries, families, and communities, and examines institutional responses. A focus is the impact of Zika on the most marginalized and vulnerable women. It finds that Zika is responsible for tangible losses to gross domestic product, imposing an immediate burden on health care and social welfare systems, and could undermine decades of hard-earned health gains and social development progress. It discusses how larger investments in prevention, preparedness, and response strategies at the local, national, a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Suriname
On 9 March 2017, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands reported a case of yellow fever to WHO. The patient is a Dutch adult female traveller who visited Suriname from the middle of February until early March 2017. She was not vaccinated against yellow fever. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

D.C. Museum's 'Nasty Women' Tour Celebrates Art History's Feminist Heroes
During the third presidential debate, Hillary Clinton was responding to a question about social security when Donald Trump notoriously interrupted her, muttering the phrase “Such a nasty woman,” not so under his breath. What Trump meant by those words was immediately and abundantly clear to women watching throughout the country, many of whom had been called similar slurs throughout their lives. It took approximately four seconds in Twitter-time for what the president-elect intended as an insult to become something of a feminist battle cry.  “A nasty woman is someone who refuses to be bound by th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Soars in Suriname After Launch of Intervention Program Cataract Surgery Soars in Suriname After Launch of Intervention Program
A cataract intervention program implemented in Suriname a decade ago increased cataract surgery more than threefold, with a success rate of more than 85% in the past few years, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Health-related fitness, motor coordination, physical and sedentary activities of urban and rural children in Suriname - Walhain F, van Gorp M, Lamur KS, Veeger DH, Ledebt A.
This study evaluates the association between living environment and HRF, MC, physical and sedentary activities of children in Surin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study Finds Strong Link Between Zika And Guillain-Barre Syndrome
A comparison of rates of Guillain-Barre syndrome before and after Zika arrived in seven countries has found a strong association between the virus and the illness, researchers from the Pan American Health Organization said on Wednesday. The current Zika outbreak was first detected in Brazil last year and has since spread across the Americas and the Caribbean. Pregnant women are considered to be at greatest risk because the virus can cause severe birth defects, including microcephaly, which is marked by small head size and underdeveloped brains. In Brazil, Zika has been linked to more than 1,800 cases of microcephaly. The f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rotterdam woman lost her baby at 11 weeks after catching Zika virus on a trip to Suriname
The woman, from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, caught Zika on a trip to Suriname, which borders Brazil. The virus was found in foetal cells after she lost the baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man's penis infected and began to ROT after he removed his piercing with a razor blade
A 26-year-old man treated in Suriname, South America, had cut out a nodule - an implant he had put under the skin as a teenager. But the wound became infected and his skin began to rot. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology and aetiology of childhood ocular trauma in the Republic of Suriname - Minderhoud J, van Nispen RM, Heijthuijsen AA, Beunders VA, Bueno de Mesquita-Voigt AT, Moll AC, Mans DR, Saeed P.
PURPOSE: To describe the epidemiology and aetiology of ocular trauma in school-aged children who previously visited the Suriname Eye Centre (SEC) of the Academic Hospital Paramaribo. METHODS: In a hospital-based retrospective study, all cases of ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Flora, fauna and fortitude: the extraordinary mission of Maria Sibylla Merian
Three hundred years after her journey into the South American rainforest to observe its plants and insects, Merian’s vibrant paintings are to go on public display. An exquisite response to nature, they reveal an artist ahead of her timeIn the history of art there are few more singular practitioners than the German naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). Her work straddles the territories of art and science – it includes some of the most striking, even disturbing, visions I have ever seen. Her life-size studies capture the insects of tropical Suriname, on the northeastern coast of South America, and the plants that...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Amanda Vickery Tags: Art and design Culture Exhibitions Wildlife Illustration Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika: Experts Are Divided Over Genetically Modified Mosquitos
The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads and sometimes brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in life-long developmental problems.    Zika is currently spreading through Central and South America and the Caribbean, and with the high volume of news about the virus, it's tough to stay up-to-date. Check out our full coverage, or read our daily recaps. Here are four updates, opinions and developments to know about now:   1. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guillain-Barre on rise in five Latam countries, no proven link to Zika - WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - A neurological disorder suspected of links to the mosquito-borne Zika virus is on the rise in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Suriname and Venezuela, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Pregnant Women Should Know About Zika Virus
On Monday, the World Health Organization declared a "public health emergency of international concern" due to the cluster of birth defects potentially linked to Zika virus.   No one is probably more concerned about this connection than the world’s pregnant women, especially those who are living in an area where there is ongoing Zika virus transmission. While the virus’ symptoms (fever, headache, joint pain, conjunctivitis) are no cause for alarm and rarely require hospitalization, the disease is suspected of causing severe birth defects like microcephaly, when a baby is born with an abnormally small head. ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zika virus: what you need to know
Three UK travellers have been diagnosed with Zika, a mosquito-borne infection caused by Zika virus, while travelling in Colombia, Suriname and Guyana Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - January 25, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Travel health Men ' s health Women Infections Professional Aedes mosquito bite nurse nursing public health Zika Zika virus ZIKV Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

An Illustrated Guide To The Zika Outbreak
In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with microcephaly, a rare, debilitating birth defect with lifelong consequences. Researchers quickly linked the spike in birth defects to the outbreak of a little-known tropical disease called Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquito. Since its discovery in Uganda in 1947, Zika virus has popped up in different African and Asian countries, but no widespread outbreaks had occurred until 2013, when the virus infected an estimated 11 percent of the population of French Polynesi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news