The acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Vishwanath Partapsingh is putting Trinidad and Tobago on alert for Malaria.
During a press conference hosted by the Health Ministry today, Dr Partapsingh said there have been a number of reported cases for 2018.
Thirteen public health officials have been recently trained in techniques to detect the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.
The training was done by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).
The following is a statement issued by CARPHA on the issue:
The North West Regional Health Authority is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the relatives or next of kin of a patient who initially identified himself as Tony Joseph.
He was brought into the Accident & Emergency department on the 26th of March, 2018 via ambulance and is currently warded at the Intensive Care Unit of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
· 54 years old (Born on 19th September, 1963)
· African Descent
· 6ft in height
· Slim built
· Dark brown complexion
· Approximately 143 lbs