STIs A Major Health Concern

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The high incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Barbados continues to be of major concern to the Ministry of Health. Senior Medical Officer of Health with responsibility for the STI programme in the Ministry, Dr. Anton Best, has revealed that current disease surveillance data showed sustained high rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in Barbados. Dr. Best disclosed that …

Fogging Schedule June 19 – 23

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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its work to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito this week, concentrating its efforts primarily in St. Michael. The exception will be on Monday, June 19, when they will be in St. James, fogging Jupiter Gardens, Maynards Housing Area, Jerusalem, Skeete’s Road, Rose Hill, Apple Grove and environs. For the …

Fogging Schedule June 12 – 16

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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito this week. On Monday, June 12, areas to be fogged in St. James will be Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Crest, Hibiscus Avenue, Cherry Avenue, Cemetery Lane, Mahoe Avenue, Palm Avenue, Cordia Avenue and environs. On Tuesday, June 13, the team will be in …

Ministry Investigating Impetigo Reports

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A team from the Environmental Health Department and the nursing staff from the Ministry of Health conducted investigations at the Vauxhall Primary School following a story being circulated in social media that children there were infected with impetigo. Following discussions with the principal and teachers, it was discovered that only one student had impetigo. Based on investigations, no other students …

Fogging Schedule For June 5 – 9

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The Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit will resume its efforts to control the spread of dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases next week when a number of districts across Barbados are fogged. On Tuesday, June 6, the following districts in St. James will be fogged: 1st & 2nd Street Holetown, Jamestown Park, Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Crest, Hibiscus Avenue, Cherry Avenue, …

Fogging Schedule May 29 – June 2

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The Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit’s efforts to control the spread of dengue and other mosquito-borne illnesses continues next week, when a number of districts across Barbados will be fogged. On Monday, May 29, the districts to be fogged in St. James are Layne’s Road, Payne’s Bay, Chapel Road, Clarke’s Road, Derricks, Appleby Gardens and surrounding areas. The following …

Early Closure Of Drug Service & Gov’t Pharmacies

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The public is asked to note that the Barbados Drug Service (BDS) and all Government pharmacies will close at noon on Thursday, May 25, to facilitate a general staff meeting. However, the extended pharmacy service at the Randal Phillips and Maurice Byer Polyclinics, as well as the fast track pharmacy at Winston Scott Polyclinic, will re-open at 5:00 p.m. that …

Fogging Schedule May 23 – 26

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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito this week. On Tuesday, May 23, the team will be in St. Michael to spray Hinds Hill, Husbands Development, Airlie Tenantry, Pipers, Reservoir Road, Clermont and neighbouring districts. On Wednesday, May 24, St. John will be targeted, specifically Sherbourne #1, Sherbourne #2, …

Health Ministry Conducting Investigation

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The Ministry of Health is investigating a suspected occurrence of foodborne illness at the St. Philip District Hospital. The incident affected 30 patients between May 15 and 16 and resulted in the admission of one patient who experienced severe symptoms to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. According to a senior Ministry official, all of the patients were seen by medical practitioners …