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Ministry of Health Urges Travelers to and from Yellow Fever Affected Areas to Get Vaccinated.
In light of the current yellow fever outbreak in Angola and ongoing transmission in Brazil, Peru China, Kenya, and the Congo, the Ministry of Health is reiterating the importance of persons getting vaccinated and showing proof of yellow fever vaccination when travelling to and from affected countries.Read more...
Ministry of Health Urges Persons to be Cautious about Ackee Preparation
The Ministry of Health is urging the public to be cautious in the preparation and consumption of Ackee to avoid poisoning. If Ackee is not prepared properly, it can be harmful due to the potential high levels of toxins. Two cases of ackee poisoning have so far been reported since the start of the year. Read More
Epidemiological Alert-Zika virus
Given the increase of congenital anomalies, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and other neurological and autoimmune syndromes in areas where Zika virus is circulating and their possible relation to the virus, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends its Member States establish and maintain the capacity to detect and confirm Zika virus cases, prepare healthcare facilities for the possible increase in demand at all healthcare levels and specialized care for neurological syndromes, and to strengthen antenatal care. Read More....
Support the health care system! Lady Hall urges corporate Jamaica to hop on board
As the Ministry of Health attempts to repair its reputation following the dead babies and audit scandals, Lady Allen, wife of Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, last week called on corporate Jamaica to support the beleaguered health care service with charitable donations. Read More...
Guidelines for the Management of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common childhood illness caused by different Enteroviruses such as the Coxsackie virus. The illness most often occurs between March and June and between September and December but can occur at any time. It is most frequently seen in young children, infants, and toddlers. It is characterized by fever and a blister-like rash affecting the palms of the hands and soles of the feet along with blisters inside the mouth. Read More..
Temporary Closure of the Port Maria Health Centre
The North-East Regional Health Authority wishes to advise the public that in its effort to enhance service delivery and ensure the continued safety of its clients and staff, effective Thursday, 2015 August 13 the Port Maria Health Centre will be temporarily closed for three (3) weeks, to facilitate relocation of the services offered. More...
Quick Health Tips for Busy PeopleWhen you’re constantly busy with work and life, it can take its toll. It can be hard to make time for yourself and your health. These quick tips will help you incorporate healthy practices into your day without taking up too much of your time...read more
Health TipsWorld Health Organisation definition of health: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity...read more