Swine Flu kills doctor in Jamaica

first_imgHealthLifestyleNewsRegional Swine Flu kills doctor in Jamaica by: Caribbean News Service – February 22, 2016 Tweet Share Share 318 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CNS) – A female doctor is Jamaica’s first patient with the H1N1 virus (Swine Flu) to have died since the illness was detected here just over two weeks ago.The doctor, 50-year-old Suzanna Roye, had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) after being transferred from Mandeville.Hospital sources say a second female doctor is also currently in ICU at the UHWI, however, she is responding to treatment.“It’s very unfortunate, we tried everything we could do in terms of medical care as we do with all patients,” the acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Winston De La Haye said.In the meantime, he said the Health Ministry has now upgraded Swine Flu to a category one illness.This means that within 24 hours of suspecting a case of severe acute respiratory illness, medical practitioners must report it to the health authority.Previously, it was regarded as a category two illness, which gave medical practitioners one week to report suspected cases.Nine swine flu cases have been confirmed in Jamaica. The cases originated from Mandeville, Montego Bay and Kingston.The development comes as the Health Ministry reported that there is also an increase in the number of dengue cases. Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Middle School VB Teams Come Up Short Against Lady Chargers

first_imgThe BMS 7th Grade Volleyball team had a tough lost against North Decatur: 17-25, 25-20, and 16-14. Renee’ Lecher was our leading server with 12 great serves and 5 of those were aces. Following was Annie Shane with 6 great serves and 1 ace, Margaret Wilson had 5 great serves and 5 aces, and Kaylie Raver had 5 good serves and 1 ace. Kaylin Hinners had 3 aces, and Elena Kuisel and Sydney Slavin each had 1 ace. Laura Schwegman had one kill. Wilson, Raver, and Shane also all each had one kill. Taylor Blanton and Sara Lamping each had good defense passes. Their record is 2-4.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Megan Werner.The BMS 8th Grade Volleyball team lost to North Decatur 25-11, 25-11.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.last_img read more

Illegal dumpers once again target stunning scenic walk

first_imgOne of Donegal’s most scenic walks and trails has once again been targeted by illegal dumpers.Corravaddy Woods on the Drumkeen to Letterkenny road is a firm favourite for walkers and runners, who avail of the fresh air and wooded walk.A beautiful scenic trail takes people through the forest as they get to enjoy the calmness and fresh air just out of town. However, once again a small number of people have used the area to dump unwanted items including mattresses as well as other household rubbish. It is now understood that Donegal County Council is to consider placing covert cameras in the area in a bid to identify the illegal dumpers once and for all.One walker took these pictures of the horrific items being dumped in the area on a regular basis. He said “The problem has got even worse over Christmas with the dumping of beds and mattresses quite brazening along the road and gateway to this splendid resource.“This is not the problem of the council but the people of Donegal who think it is ok for them to dump their rubbish while others deal with it.“People should report anyone they see dumping rubbish and don’t even think twice about it.”Mattress dumped at CorravaddyIllegal dumpers once again target stunning scenic walk was last modified: March 1st, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more