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WATCH: Saint Lucia Records Spike In Gastroenteritis Cases


Saint Lucia’s Health Ministry has reported a spike in gastroenteritis cases, with more people presenting with symptoms at healthcare facilities.

Medical Surveillance Officer Dr. Dana Gomez disclosed in a Friday statement that the Ministry recorded a fourteen percent case increase compared to the previous week.

Gomez disclosed that the illness has impacted chiefly children compared to adults in previous weeks.

Her complete statement appears below:

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  1. Collecting data, analyzing data, comparing data and using data are good signs that work is being done to get to the Root Cause. I must commend the health experts for a good job. Our health is our business

    Why can’t the same be done by the police services so the same can be said about the police services. Just asking for a friend

  2. Please practice good hygiene, people! And wash your darn hands properly! Alsi, cook the darn food thoroughly! This is not rocket science, people! It’s basic decency and commonsense!

  3. Wasco is 100 % to be blamed. If you examine the cause and effect closely. This spike started when there was no water for much of the north the week leading up to Christmas. By no surprise the majority of the cases were in the north of the island. A time when people are gathering and cooking and sharing meals together. So obviously pathogens that cause gastroenteritis would spread easier. There must be significant responsibly by Wasco for directly contributing to this health problem.


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