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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 and remain on guard against vector borne diseases as the wet […]

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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

St. Lucia- Hospital Director denies media allegations

Executive Director of the Victoria Hospital (VH), Jeanette Hughes, has refuted claims that patients are being denied care because of their inability to pay. The claims, which emanated

Ministry of Health launches measles, mumps and rubella survey

St. Lucia - The Ministry of Health has officially launched the Measles, Mumps and Rubella Survey in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. The survey has been endorsed

St Lucia – Ministry of Health & UNICEF to address child abuse

The Ministry of Health and UNICEF collaborate on a regional strategy for the prevention of violence against children. The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, through

St Lucia welcomes news that region declared rubella free

The region of the Americas (which includes North and South America, Central America and the Caribbean) reported the last confirmed endemic cases of rubella and CRS in 2009. Saint

St Lucia issues dengue alert

The Environmental Health Department in the Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations has advised St. Lucians to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread

Forestry Department issues wildlife caution

The Department of Forestry advises increased vigilance in areas that are known habitats for snakes and other wildlife after a Fer-de-Lance was found among a bunch of produce

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