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Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson hands over additional public education material to Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites during a joint press briefing to discuss the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak held at the offices of the Ministry of Education at Heroes Circle in Kingston on Friday, October 2, 2015. The Ministry of Health had distributed a variety of education material to the Ministry of Education prior to the start of the new school year. The material include a video on handwashing, a children's booklet and two flyers outlining how to properly wash hands, a flyer on how to make water safe and a flyer on mosquito prevention.
🕔Friday October 2, 2015

Parents Asked to Keep Children with Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease at Home for At Least Seven Days

Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson has appealed to parents to remove children who are infected with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease from school for at least seven days to allow them to fully recover so as to prevent transmission to others. Dr. Ferguson was speaking during a joint press… Read More

🕔Thursday October 1, 2015

Sample Tests Negative for Mosquito-borne Viral Illnesses

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marion Bullock DuCasse says the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has reported that the sample which was sent by the Ministry and received by them on Monday (September 28, 2015) tested negative for chikungunya, dengue and zika viruses. She says however that the Ministry will continue… Read More

🕔Thursday October 1, 2015

School Administrators Urged to Request Assistance from Their Health Department for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marion Bullock DuCasse says school administrators can request assistance from the health departments in their respective parishes if they believe that they may have a case of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in their school. Dr. DuCasse says the Ministry of Health is providing information on… Read More

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