Ministry of Health Press Release – Ebola Remains Unlikely

Posted on: March 28, 2016

Authored by: Ministry of Health
Source: Ministry of Health
Date: March 28, 2016

 

The Ministry of Health and its agencies including the Public Hospitals Authority, Department of Public Health and the Pan American Health Organization in an update this morning maintains that a suspected case of Ebola at the Princess Margret Hospital is unlikely.

 

A meeting was held this morning with senior Health Officials led by the Minister of Health, Dr. the Honorable M. Perry Gomez, and including Dr. Kathleen Israel, Pan American Health Organization representative along with the PAHO Washington DC team at which it was confirmed that conclusive testing is being facilitated for a number infectious diseases including Ebola through the Centers of Disease Control in the United States of America.

 

The patient who passed away on Sunday evening had travelled to Johannesburg South Africa in early March. According to the World Health Organization, South Africa to date has had no reported cases of Ebola.

 

The Ministry of Health can confirm that all standard protocols including necessary protective measures in keeping with international guidelines have been followed in the management of the patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

 

The Ministry of Health will continue to work closely with PAHO and other international partners to ensure that effective measures are followed to safeguard the health of the public in accordance with international best practice.



All News

30TH INTER – SESSIONAL MEETING OF CARICOM HEADS OF GOVERNMENT -ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

Dr The Most Honourable Hubert Minnis,  traveled to attend the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government Meeting of the Caribbean Community CARICOM. The Prime Minister led a delegation of senior government officials to the two-day meeting, including Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield and High Commissioner of The Bahamas to…

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas offers condolences to the Government and People of New Zealand

The Ministry of Foreign of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on behalf of the Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, expresses sincerest condolences to the Government and people of New Zealand following the tragic, horrific and fatal terrorist attacks that occurred on the Mosques in Christchurch on 14 March 2019. We pray…

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas offers condolences to the Government and People of the Federative Republic of Brazil

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on behalf of the Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, expresses heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of the Federative Republic of Brazil following the fatal shooting incident that occurred in Suzano, Brazil, on Wednesday, 13 March 2019.   The…

THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA CELEBRATES 101 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA CELEBRATES 101 YEARS The Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas congratulate the people of the Republic of Estonia on one hundred one (101) years of nationhood. The Bahamas and Estonia established diplomatic ties in October 2005. Since then, the relationship between both countries has demonstrated a willingness towards…

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM CELEBRATES 35TH NATIONAL DAY 

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM CELEBRATES 35TH NATIONAL DAY The Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas congratulate the people of Brunei Darussalam on the 35th Anniversary of their National Day. The Bahamas and Darussalam continue to enjoy friendly relations since they established diplomatic ties in 2016. We are confident that the partnership between both countries…