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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Minister of Health, Donville Inniss??
"A watershed moment" is how the new laboratory for testing Influenza A (H1N1) has been described by Health Minister, Donville Inniss.
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.
A second wave of the Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak locally can only be known when there are confirmed cases of the disease.
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.??
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.
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.??