The Ministry of Health is assuring that there is no Malaria outbreak in Trinidad and Tobago.
A statement by the ministry says the confirmed cases of malaria recorded thus far for the year are not unusual.
It says the majority of confirmed cases in Trinidad and Tobago are imported from neighbouring countries.
The ministry is further advising that it continues to take measures to prevent the spread of malaria through integrated vector control management practices, which include:
Faced with the hospitalization of a Venezuelan national who is being treated for malaria at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital, Cedros residents are now calling on the government to do immediate screening, spraying, and testing in the southwestern peninsula to prevent any Malaria outbreak.
The victim, identified at Manuel Brunto, is receiving treatment at Ward 11, after blood tests confirmed he was suffering from Malaria.
The North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) has launched a new “Brighter Smiles” Dental Outreach initiative to the Blanchisseuse community as what it says is part of a wider plan to deliver quality healthcare to rural communities.
The NCRHA said the outreach initiative, which started on July 17th 2018, is a collaboration between the North Central Regional Health Authority and the Blanchisseuse Village Council.
The Ministry of Health is encouraging citizens to get vaccinated for measles as the Pan American Health Organisation /World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) report of an increased number of cases of measles, in the Americas.
The Ministry notes that children in particular must be vaccinated before entering schools and that the service is free of charge at public health centres.
The Ministry issued the following statement on Wednesday.