Saint Lucia Confirms First Case Of BA5

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Saint Lucia has received notification from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) of its first confirmed case of BA.5.

Global Health authorities say BA.5 to date is the most easily transmissible COVID variant, evading previous immunity from COVID infection and vaccination.

According to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, the first recorded case here is a 36-year-old female from Vieux Fort without a travel history.

“This suggests in-country transmission of BA5 and the presence of other cases,” Belmar-George explained.

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Her remarks came in an update Monday on COVID-19 and Monkeypox.

Last month the Ministry of Health Health reported on the alert received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the contacts of a positive crew member.

The CMO said the contact tracing and self- monitoring of those exposed were carried out and presently, everyone who was exposed has been cleared and is in good health.

“Saint Lucia has not recorded any cases of Monkeypox to date,” Belmar-George disclosed.

Her complete statement appears below:

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13 COMMENTS

  1. all of a sudden just before carnival so it can spread and they can lock us all up and force vaccination…oh boy its the buying books season……oh boy i feel sorry for us all….dont give in to it…stand up

    • The next one should be called moron. For all you morons who gave into the hysteria. That’s how the authorities see y’all now. Push any crap narratives and the morons believe.

  2. “evading previous immunity from Covid infection and vaccination” oh ok….umm so we should still get vaccinated?

    • Come on John. Those vaccines don’t sell themselves you know. CMO must be have stock in these companies and is getting rich off that that.

  3. No travel history, yes. So you all are right “This suggests in-country transmission of BA5 and the presence of other cases.”
    You all admit that “Global Health authorities say BA.5 to date is the most easily transmissible COVID variant, evading previous immunity from COVID infection and vaccination” but carnival continues and all the mass gatherings. Good luck.

  4. So no travel history but she contracted it. Where exactly did she get it from if she is the first confirmed case….mweh mem.

    • Maybe we should be asking whether she was infected before and whether she was vaccinated, no one knows what causes these mutations.

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