Govt. commits Additional $14 Million to Tackle Dengue

first_imgGovt. commits Additional $14 Million to Tackle Dengue Health & WellnessOctober 11, 2012 Advertisements RelatedGovt. commits Additional $14 Million to Tackle Dengue FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the Government has committed an additional $14 million to tackle the dengue problem, of which $4 million is designed for the health regions, $4 million for public education and $6 million for vector control.  Dr. Ferguson, who was speaking  today  (October 11), during a press briefing at his downtown Kingston offices, informed that the Government has so far spent $11.5 million as part of its activities to control the spread of the illness. He noted that of this amount, $3 million was disbursed to the four health regions, while an additional $5 million was used for vector control and $3.5 million went towards public education efforts. The Minister gave an assurance that the Ministry is doing all it can to limit the outbreak of dengue fever across the island. He noted that the Government has employed a “joined-up government” approach in an effort to reduce the mosquito population across the island, by working closely with the Ministers of Local Government and Community Development and Transport and Works, as well as the various Mayors, to target important breeding sites. Dr. Ferguson said the mosquito reduction strategies include the fogging of some 800 communities across the island; source reduction, which involves treatment and destruction of mosquito breeding sites, as well as public education. He noted that so far some 450 communities have been fogged; over 3,500 premises visited and approximately 5,000 containers inspected. “All containers found to be breeding sites for the aedes aegyti mosquito, which transmits dengue, have been treated,” the Minister said. He pointed out that the intensified programme is expected to last until December 2012, but will be continued beyond that date if the need arises. The Minister confirmed an increase in dengue fever cases for this year, noting that as at September 29, there were a total of 1,215 suspected cases, of which 345 had been confirmed. This compared to 887 cases in 2011 and 3,202 in 2010, which had been regarded as an outbreak year. There have also been five suspected deaths associated with the disease, with one confirmed case, via autopsy. The victim was a 15 year-old male of Kingston and St. Andrew, who also had the sickle cell disease. Dr. Ferguson said all parishes have been affected to date, with Kingston and St. Andrew showing the highest incidence of the disease, with 599 or 50 per cent of the cases. The breakdown of suspected cases in the other parishes include: 71 cases in St. Catherine; six in St. Thomas; 19 in Portland; 36 in St. Mary; 67 in St. Ann; 20 in Trelawny; 66 in St. James; 38 in Westmoreland; 24 in Hanover; 30 in St. Elizabeth; Manchester, 128; and Clarendon, 82. There are an additional 29 cases for which no parish has been designated. In the meantime, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael Coombs, called on Jamaicans to play their part in reducing the spread of the disease by destroying the breeding sites of mosquitoes. “It cannot be overstated that we need the assistance of every householder…in breaking the transmission cycle of this disease by dealing with the vectors, which breeds around your homes,” he said. For his part, Director, Health Promotion and Prevention Branch, MOH, Dr. Kevin Harvey, cautioned that the symptoms of dengue fever often resemble those of other illnesses, including gastroenteritis and influenza. “Dengue resembles the flu, it has flu-like symptoms, and in fact it can sometimes resemble various other (illnesses), so you have be careful in labelling everything dengue,” he said. “You must (therefore) get a proper assessment from a physician to determine exactly what is going on,” he advised.                                                         DENGUE FACTS: ·        Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by the aedes aegyti mosquito. ·        The virus can only be transmitted when the mosquito bites an infected person and then bites someone else. Symptoms of the illness include: pain behind the eyes; joint and muscle pain; weakness, fever, nausea, swollen lymph nodes, vomiting and possibly a rash. center_img RelatedGovt. commits Additional $14 Million to Tackle Dengue RelatedGovt. commits Additional $14 Million to Tackle Denguelast_img read more

Club official releases statement saying Stoke City player wants to join…

first_imgGalatasaray vice president Abdurrahim Albayrak has revealed Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye wants to rejoin the Turkish club. Ndiaye joined Stoke City in the last transfer window for a fee in the region of €16m.Skor have reported on comments Albayrak has made at Galatasaray’s training camp in Switzerland when quizzed about the club’s transfer plans for this window: “Ndiaye wants to come to Galatasaray. We never asked him to leave. He said, ‘I want to go’. He regrets that now. The player went from a championship team to a relegated team. This is his destiny.”In recent weeks Ndiaye has been linked with a move to Galatasaray following Stoke City’s relegation to the Championship last season.Embed from Getty ImagesThere have been claims the Senegal international has a relegation clause in his contract allowing him to move if the Potters were relegated to the second tier.However, it’s unlikely the Turkish champions would be able to afford to sign Ndiaye on a permanent deal due to FFP. Galatasaray were recently fined over €5m for not complying with FFP and face further sanctions if they don’t meet the criteria in this financial year.NDby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

The lost Nikolay Mihailov already weighs 108 kg

first_imgLevski captain Nikolay Mihailov is 15 kg above the norm. During the camp of the national team all the players went through the scales and during the guard of the blues he showed 108 kg. The optimal weight of the goalkeeper is 93-94 kg, which means that he has to lose 15 kg to be in good physical condition. A month ago, Levski boasted that Mihailov had lost 22 kg, which means that when he signed his contract with the club from Gerena, his weight was 130 kg, Tema Sport writes. Overweight was one of the reasons why Mihailov did not play for coach Petar Hubchev.His successor Georgi Todorov has several times indirectly blamed the former national team coach for Mihailov’s poor form. At the moment, the goalkeeper is transformed and is one of the few Levski players who have performed at a level since the beginning of the season. Mihailov became the leader of the team and after almost every match gathered the players in the center of the field and made a brief analysis. However, his form also worries owner Nasko Sirakov, who recently admitted that Mihailov still has work to do to regain his form.last_img read more