Flu-Like Outbreak, Not H1N1

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The Ministry of Health is advising that the outbreak of influenza-like illness at the Geriatric Hospital has been caused by "Respiratory Syncytial Virus" (RSV).?? It is the predominant cause of respiratory illnesses in young children and the elderly and is not related to the H1N1 virus.?? RSV has been the dominant respiratory virus isolated in Barbados this year.?? Meanwhile, the …

H1N1 Campaign On At Dacosta???s Mall March 27

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In an effort to achieve full coverage of persons vaccinated against the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, staff at the Winston Scott Polyclinic will, this Saturday, March 27, conduct an immunisation campaign at DaCosta’s Mall in Broad Street.

At-Risk Groups Urged To Get H1N1 Vaccine

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In an effort to have more persons immunised with the Influenza A (H1N1) vaccine, the Ministry of Health has taken a decision to expand the categories, to those persons one year of age and over, with immediate effect.

Influenza Laboratory Critical To Development

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Laboratory strengthening has been considered critical to the development of this island’s capacity to prepare for any pandemic outbreak. This was a key point made by this island’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Joy St. John, and supported by Charg?? d’Affaires of the United States (US) Embassy, Dr. Brent Hardt.?? They were speaking recently at the launch of Barbados’?? Influenza …

Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine Now Available

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Health Sister, Hazel Buckmire-Austin, administering the H1N1??vaccine to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John.??(Image: Donnay Deane)

The Influenza A (H1N1) vaccine is here.

Influenza A (H1N1) Update

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Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John (FP)??

The number of persons seeking medical attention for influenza-like illnesses in Barbados has declined significantly over the past two weeks.??

Nurses Preparing For 2nd Wave Of Influenza H1N1

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Minister of Health, Donville Inniss

Nurses are currently preparing for the second wave of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, while also enhancing their knowledge and skills in the management of the pandemic.

Update On Influenza A H1N1

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Dr. Joy St. John??

The number of confirmed cases of influenza A H1N1 (2009) for Barbados now stands at 147, with a third death being recorded among infected persons.??