Flu alert

The Ministry of Health wishes to inform the public that there is an increase of Acute Respiratory Infection referred to as the Flu.

The general public is advised to maintain good hygiene and follow these instructions in order to prevent the spread of communicable diseases such as influenza like illness

-If you are experiencing flu like symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chill and vomiting) seek medical attention at your nearest health centre/facility.

-Observe good hygiene practices to help stem the spread of the illness.

-Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer after using the toilet, before preparing food and drinks and before breast feeding or handling infants, children or the elderly.

-School children, the elderly, and day care owners should take special care as the flu is most likely to spread in crowded areas

If you are having flu like symptoms please observe the following:

-Avoid being in crowded place and close contact of others.
-Use clean tissue to cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
-Place used tissue in a garbage bin after single use
-Wash your hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer often.
-Do not take aspirin for fever

The Ministry of Health advises everyone to take the necessary steps to protect yourself, your family and the general public from contracting the Flu.

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11 Comments

  1. nikelle
    February 16, 2012

    know allu telling me dat boi…after i get i der suffering on my bed it better go before carnival :cry:

  2. hmm
    February 15, 2012

    That flu is crazy.I had it and I was miserable. I named it the ASPHALT. When ever you feel a sore throat I reccomend KILKOS get it at the pharmacy it fights the flu before the flu fights you.take my advice :wink: I was too late to take it so I got caught with the flu.

    I’m better now thanks

  3. had enough
    February 15, 2012

    so true. i was on my way to town on a bus and quarter of the people who came on that bus either coughing ,sneezing or pulling their nose.if you know you are sick stay home and stop spreading the flu.

  4. Hey
    February 15, 2012

    Stay out of the carnival band and crowd.

  5. oj
    February 15, 2012

    Sounds like H1N1 popularly known as bird flu…follow the health tips above very important

  6. Letmetellyou!
    February 15, 2012

    now all know it have a bad flu. Allu well late eh buddy!!!! Well late indeed.

  7. ME
    February 15, 2012

    The name for this flu is 80%

  8. lol
    February 15, 2012

    wow! stay at home, i like that, cant read the fine print in brackets but I am going to stay at home :mrgreen:

    • Anonymous
      February 15, 2012

      you must be part of the 80%

  9. charlo
    February 15, 2012

    -If you are experiencing flu like symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chill and vomiting) seek medical attention at your nearest health centre/facility or STAY AT YOUR HOME! NO SEWO OR WORK FOR YOU.

    • doh tie me
      February 15, 2012

      moi sav, sa ou dee..Dominican is the other way round..stay away frm work buh go to all sewo it hav. :)

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