Vector Borne Diseases On The Decline

Vector Borne Diseases On The Decline

Barbados has recorded significant declines in vector borne illnesses such as Zika and Chikungunya this year. According to Health Minister John Boyce, 39 suspected cases of Zika were reported to the Ministry of Health so far this year, three of which have been...
Update On Communicable Diseases

Update On Communicable Diseases

The Ministry of Health has reported that for the first three months of the year, Barbados recorded 289 cases of gastroenteritis and 333 cases of fever and respiratory illness. In its latest update on communicable diseases, the Ministry also revealed 705 suspected...
Ministry Of Health: Two Babies Born With Microcephaly

Ministry Of Health: Two Babies Born With Microcephaly

The Ministry of Health is investigating the cause of microcephaly in two babies delivered at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital this week. The doctors at the QEH are carrying out investigations to determine whether the birth defects are linked to the Zika virus or...
Zika Virus Update For Pregnant Women

Zika Virus Update For Pregnant Women

The Ministry of Health has advised pregnant women and women of child-bearing age to be especially careful as the rainy season progresses and to take all necessary precautions to prevent mosquito bites. In a statement released today, it warned that pregnant women could...
Barbadians Warned To Remain Vigilant

Barbadians Warned To Remain Vigilant

There have been no new confirmed cases of the Zika virus reported to the Ministry of Health in the last 12 weeks. Despite this, the Ministry is urging Barbadians to remain vigilant and do their utmost to reduce the mosquito population. In a statement released today,...

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