The Ministry of Health says it notes, with concern, a social media video of a news report alleging that there have been recent deaths from Leptospirosis at the San Fernando General Hospital.
It is advising members of the public that the claims are based on an old news report and therefore sharing the video encourages public misinformation.
The Ministry of Health reiterates that, at this time, there are no confirmed reports of death due to the current flooding.
The public is being urged, instead, to share the following public health information.
The Ministry of Health says there have been no reports of death due to the current flooding.
In a press release today the ministry made reference to reports in the public domain alluding to the death of a resident of Greenvale Park, La Horquetta, as a result of the severe flooding in that area.
The Ministry of Health reiterated that as of yesterday October 21st their surveillance system has not produced any confirmed reports of death due to the current flooding.
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) has removed its Zika virus country classification scheme, which categorized most of the Caribbean territories as having active Zika virus transmission.
This removal by the WHO comes on the heels of data released by CARPHA, giving evidence that the Zika virus transmission in the Caribbean had been interrupted for over 12 months, or was at undetectable levels, thereby posing very little risk to residents and visitors to the region.
For the first time in years, Salmattie Garibsingh is looking forward to her birthday on November 4.
Garibsingh, who is blind and bedridden, was visited by officials from the Ministry of Social Development on Wednesday at her Arena Road, Freeport home.
Help came after Guardian Media highlighted her living conditions on Tuesday. She was promised three grants, one to complete her home, another to install electrical wiring and the third to furnish the house. She was also promised a food card and a new wheelchair.
The US$16,000 needed for baby Ky'Mani Thompson to receive specialised care in Miami came too late to save his eyesight.
His parents were given the sad news by doctors but one-year-old Ky'Mani will still be undergoing surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami on October 24.
Fake versions of the popular Omega-XL "super oil" are once again being sold in T&T.
The Florida-based Great HealthWorks, which manufactures the supplement, is warning consumers that some local sellers are now using their counterfeit labels on bottles of fake drugs and selling it off as the bonafide Omega-XL brand.
On Friday, the company’s chief operating officer, Miles Du Preé, told the Sunday Guardian the counterfeit products were discovered locally about a month ago.