Public Education Resources

What is Monkeypox?

Monkeypox is a rare disease that is similar to smallpox and can be transmitted by contact and droplet exposure.  However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that the current outbreak is spreading primarily through sexual contact.   In countries where monkeypox is endemic, these are the symptoms: Human to… Read More

Learn About the Coronaviruses

  What is a coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).   What is a novel coronavirus? A novel coronavirus (CoV)… Read More

Physical Activity Bible

Background Jamaica’s Vision 2030 National Development Plan for making “Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business” is under threat from the public health crisis, the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) epidemic. Seven (7) out of ten (10) Jamaicans will die from an NCD which includes cardiovascular… Read More

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Information

HPV Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are a very common group of viruses that infect epithelial tissue. More than 200 HPV types have been identified. At least 14 types of HPV have been found to cause cancer and 70% of all cervical cancers are caused by HPV types 16 and 18. HPV… Read More

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