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🕔Wednesday September 21, 2016

Ministry of Health to Lead Discussions with Stakeholders to Develop Guidelines for Medical Coverage at Sporting Events

The Ministry of Health will be leading discussions with other stakeholders towards the development of guidelines for medical coverage at sporting events. This comes in light of the recent death of Dominic James, a student of St. George’s College and captain of the school’s Manning Cup football team. Dominic collapsed… Read More

🕔Monday September 19, 2016

Zika update of as at September 16, 2016

Background On February 1, 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This designation is reserved for public health crises which will have global reach. The first case of zika virus in Jamaica was confirmed on January 29, 2016.   Cases of… Read More

🕔Friday September 16, 2016

All Microcephaly, Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Other Neurological Conditions that may be Related to Zika Virus Infection are to be Reported on Suspicion

As part of its overall surveillance of Zika and Zika related effects, the Ministry of Health has indicated that all Microcephaly, Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Neurological conditions that may be related to Zika Virus infection are to be reported on suspicion as they may be related to Zika virus infection…. Read More

Emergency/Disaster Tips

🕔Monday January 11, 2016

What to do in the Event of an Earthquake

Before the Earthquake Teach all members of your family about earthquake safety. This includes: 1) the actions you should take when an earthquake occurs, 2) the safe places in a room such as under a strong desk, along interior walls, and 3) places to avoid such as near windows, large… Read More

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