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🕔Wednesday January 15, 2020

Plans Advanced for National Dengue Clean Up

In keeping with Cabinet’s approval for step-up activities to curtail the current dengue outbreak, Minister of Health & Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton will unveil plans on Wednesday, (January 15) for a National Dengue Clean Up later this month. Dr. Tufton earlier said that “given the intensity of this… Read More

🕔Monday January 13, 2020

Persons 60 years and older are more at risk of ‘Flu’ (influenza) as Jamaica remains in the Flu Season

As Jamaica continues in the influenza ‘flu’ Season, 2019 data show that persons 60 years and older, who are among the high-risk groups, are being severely affected and the Ministry wishes to reiterate that flu is to be taken seriously. Complications of flu include pneumonia and blood infections. Every year,… Read More

🕔Tuesday December 31, 2019

Jamaica remains Malaria free – Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health & Wellness notes the recent reports on Malaria cases in Jamaica but wishes to advise the public that as of 2012, Jamaica was re-instated on the Official Register of areas where Malaria eradication was achieved. Since then, Jamaica’s health system has detected only imported cases of… Read More

Emergency/Disaster Tips

🕔Tuesday May 16, 2017

Safety Tips After Flood Rains

Do not go outside unnecessarily. Wear water boots or closed shoes when going outdoors. Wear gloves when clearing debris or handling of dirty water. If you get a puncture wound, a nail stick or a cut, seek medical attention immediately. Do not allow children to play in the floodwater or… Read More

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