Archived Issue February 2015

Is the spread of the Chikungunya virus a regional crisis or are we panicking unnecessarily? With virgin populations lacking immunity, the first wave has been widespread, but because it has not been deemed lethal in the way the Ebola virus has been, it might be more of a wake-up call for the Caribbean region to batten down its hatches and focus more closely on both vector control and epidemic control as public health priorities.

In this special issue of UWI TODAY, editor Vaneisa Baksh talks to UWI researchers, doctors, economists, and public health officials, sufferers, and a range of people touched by ChikV to get a sense of what the arrival of this virus means for the region, now and in the future. Click here.

Our cover image comes from the popular UWI Fete, which was well attended and seemed not to be feeling the impact of Chikungunya! Click here for more fete images.

Other Top Stories

Artifacts at large
Tracking campus memories
Building archives
The Ian McDonald Papers
Humanities and Heather
An old hand at the wheel
Doubling up
Sorbonne and UWI

UWI Calendar February - March 2015

Pakeezah Screening
February 2, 2015
UWI St. Augustine
World of Work 2015
February 5 and 7, 2015
UWI Sports & Physical Education Centre (SPEC)
Calypso & Ole Mas
February 6, 2015
UWI St. Augustine
Old Yard 2015
February 8, 2015
Department of Creative and Festival Arts
Advanced Genomics
February 19 and 20, 2015
Faculty of Science & Technology
The UWI St. Augustine
The Caribbean Man
February 22, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Model OAS General Assembly
March 24-26, 2015
St. Kitts & Nevis

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Also In This Issue

  Regional economic integration more necessary than ever
  Message from the Principal: 55 years of sound leadership
  WOW: Preparing for the interview
  Noor Hassanali on campus
  Institutionalising Best Practice in Higher Education
  Agricultural Innovation
  Deeper ties with ANSA McAL
  CAPE Scholars
  Museum comes to life
  The humming bird alights: Ian McDonald collection comes to rest
  What happens to our graduates?
  Advancing the indigenous case: CCJ symposium gets support
  The Chikungunya Effect
  Time to swat away those old techniques: Sprays are useless in this mosquito war
  How ChikV changed my life
  The sufferers: I can feel it in my bones
  Picking up the tab: What a virus can cost
  How can you tell for sure? Tests are not always reliable, say doctors
  Coping with Chikungunya
  Dean of a dream team
  Japan comes calling
  Connecting language and culture
  A sort of homecoming