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🕔Tuesday June 20, 2017

No Confirmed Case of Cholera in Jamaica – We continue to investigate a single isolated patient

The Ministry of Health is informing the public that currently there has been no confirmed case of cholera in Jamaica. The last known case of cholera in Jamaica occurred 150 years ago. Additionally, there is no increased reporting of gastroenteritis (GE) at our facilities. The reported cases of GE at… Read More

🕔Saturday June 17, 2017

Ministry of Health Investigating Vibrio Specie Identified in Patient

As at June 9, 2017, a patient was readmitted to hospital after recent bowel surgery with fever. Routine investigations identified a bacteria in his blood. Preliminary investigations revealed that the bacteria is a form of Vibrio cholerae and based on the presentation of this illness, it is not consistent with… Read More

🕔Tuesday May 30, 2017

Health Ministry Responds to Increase in Mosquito Breeding Sites – Funds Allocation to Assist with Vector Control – No Imminent Threat

With flooding in several parishes and communities resulting from the recent rains, the Ministry of Health has provided an additional $16 million to procure supplies and employ temporary workers to supplement existing Vector Control Workers in carrying out increased duties. The parishes include St. Ann, Portland, St. Mary, Clarendon, Manchester,… Read More

Emergency/Disaster Tips

🕔Tuesday May 16, 2017

Safety Tips After Flood Rains

Do not go outside unnecessarily. Wear water boots or closed shoes when going outdoors. Wear gloves when clearing debris or handling of dirty water. If you get a puncture wound, a nail stick or a cut, seek medical attention immediately. Do not allow children to play in the floodwater or… Read More

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