Health Ministry says recent malaria case poses no threats

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Health Ministry says recent malaria case poses no threats
Dr. Sharon Belmar-George.
Dr. Sharon Belmar-George.

PRESS RELEASE – Senior Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George has confirmed that environmental monitoring of the medical student from India with an imported case of Malaria has been conducted and there is no evidence of local transmission or any threats to the public.

The medical student came into St. Lucia on the 13th of September with Malaria and was admitted to Hospital on September 24th. Dr. Belmar said that the patient has recovered exceedingly well and was discharged from hospital on September 30th.

The Senior Medical Officer asserted that the Ministry of Health, continues active surveillance and to date has no information to indicate local transmission of the disease.

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  1. The student was admitted 11 days after arriving here. And the ministry says the says it poses no threats. Maybe that should be noted as we don't expect any further threat. Malaria is a hard condition to overcome and not transmit without intense control. The virus can transform to better survive in the body and in mosquitos that transmit them. The both form male and female like cells and form a sexual forms. There has been a cure for over 100yrs but it kills I thing more Africans than any other virus. That is a very dangerous threat there and a mosquito could have bitten the student in 11 days, especially with the amount of mosquitos around.

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  2. A relapse of malaria is inevitable if remain untreated. Stop the self and community diagnosis of Chikungunya and get people test and treated accordingly.

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  3. That's why everyone self-diagnosing themselves with Chikungunya!!!! What tests were conducted to draw that conclusion?

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