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OECS health unit addresses regional concerns on yellow fever

CASTRIES, St Lucia – In light of the recent wave of yellow fever cases in the region, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Health Unit convened a virtual meeting via online web-conference on April 11, 2017, to address the […]

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Trinidadian investor to submit proposal to reopen Forensic Lab

National Security Minister Hermangild Francis has disclosed that a Trinidadian-based company is looking to assist government with reopening the Forensic Lab. While the minster did not disclose the name

St Lucia: MoH says Zika virus not officially called an STD

Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George clarified, that though sexual intercourse has been proven to be a mode of transmission for the Zika Virus, the main mode

Four zika cases confirmed in Bahamas; 26 pregnant women tested positive in St Lucia

Health officials in The Bahamas said on Monday that four cases of zika infection in total have been confirmed on New Providence. Officials said there are 83 suspected

Raped British Doctor Sues Tour Company and St Lucia Villa Owner

A British doctor has told how she was brutally raped during a sailing vacation in St Lucia and then asked to keep quiet about it and offered a

USVI reports two new cases of zika; St Lucia reports eight total

The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health has reported two new cases of zika in the territory. According to the weekly zika surveillance report, the total number

Child dies in St. Lucia after contracting H1N1 virus

A nine year-old girl has died after contracting the H1N1 virus. And the development has prompted Chief Medical Officer Dr. Merlene Fredericks to urge the public to be vigilant

CDC issues zika-related travel advisory for St Lucia

On Wednesday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted a zika virus travel notice for Saint Lucia following reports of local mosquito transmission of zika

First two zika cases confirmed in St Lucia

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has confirmed the first two cases of zika virus disease in Saint Lucia. The patients, a female, 28, and a male, 25,

St. Lucia government concerned about spate of suicides

Noting the recent spate of suicides, government has expressed concern about the emotional and mental state of St. Lucians. And it says it plans to intensify its engagement with

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