Health Ministry: Don’t eat or sell romaine lettuce

The Ministry of Health is notifying the public that the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that consumers not eat and retailers not sell any romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California growing region.

The ministry says this includes all use-by dates and brands of romaine lettuce from this region.

The advisory has come because of an e.Coli outbreak—specifically e.Coli O157:H7 (Escherichia coli O157:H7), which is a serotype of the bacterial species.

20 CDC workers suspended

The Chaguanas Borough Corporation has suspended home 20 workers that were hired on March 19 by the last CEO  of the CBC.

One of the workers said that the suspension takes effect from Friday April 26.

T]he suspension comes after the council of the CBC demanded a report into the procedure for hiring these workers.

Councillors protested on March 19 demanding transparency into the hiring of the 20 workers stating that the council's committee to deal with employment issues was not consulted.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds T&T to travel advisories over Zika virus

The United States has added Trinidad and Tobago to the list of countries that warns potential travellers, and especially pregnant women, of risk of acquiring the Zika virus.

The US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made the announced in a statement.

It said: "CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus‎ transmission. Today, CDC added the following destinations to the Zika virus travel notices: Trinidad and Tobago and the Marshall Islands."