Patient being treated for severe Zika-related illness in St Vincent

SOURCE: IWitness News, SVG

The Ministry of Health in St Vincent and the Grenadines said Saturday that health care professionals at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital were treating a patient infected with a potentially paralyzing condition suspected to be related to the mosquito-borne Zika Virus.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Luis de Shong said in a statement that the patient, an adult, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that in Guillain-Barre syndrome, the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The syndrome can affect the nerves that control muscle movement as well as those that transmit feelings of pain, temperature and touch. This can result in muscle weakness and loss of sensation in the legs and or arms.

The health official said the patient is “stable and is receiving the recommended treatment, immunoglobulin.”

Meanwhile, the ministry said it is closely monitoring  pregnant women who may have been exposed to the ZIKA virus and providing them with psychosocial  support.

“Additionally, the ministry is providing medicated mosquito nets to all pregnant women who are registered at our antenatal clinics,” de Shong said.

He appealed to Vincentians to get rid of mosquito breeding sites in their homes, yards and workplaces and to use insect repellants or wear long sleeve shirts, long skirts or pants to avoid being bitten by the aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector which carries Zika Chikungunya and Denque Fever.

 

 

Source: IWITNESS News

15 Responses to Patient being treated for severe Zika-related illness in St Vincent

  1. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 11:18 am

    God’s graces be on our sister Island…

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  2. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 11:21 am

    That illness was created to destroy the baby in the womb,I don’t trust these strange new illnesses in the Caribbean who’s responsible for this bug..

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  3. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 11:26 am

    A thousand should fall an ten thousand more but it should not come close unto you,that word is more powerful than any medication…

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  4. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Don’t wait until it’s to late to want God,it doesn’t work like that we need Him every minute..

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  5. Damian Hinkson
    Damian Hinkson July 10, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Arm your self

    Reply
  6. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Some illnesses it’s no cure but God so don’t wait until you dying to need Him,we need Him as sinful as we are He’s in the business of saving people that don’t deserve saving people like me an who else needs His help..

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    • Angela Maria
      Angela Maria July 10, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      I guess Satan create mosquitoes on the seventh day while God rested and it is Satan who has power over Death right?

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  7. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Darkness can not drive out darkness sorry,only light can do that

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  8. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Satan can only manipulate nature he doesn’t have the power to create anything living,man on the other hand can create amalgamations does that help you Angela Maria

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  9. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Yes the dark lord have power but not creative only destructive power…

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  10. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Don’t u read books??one among u have the power to steal kill an destroy.

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  11. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Y if we want to live why make guns right?? but guns was made for population control??was guns made to save lives??no to take lives right??

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  12. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Population control is real if these illnesses never exist we wouldn’t need to spend money at the Doctors,if we eat more natural healthier foods we wouldn’t be ill so easy,they need u sick so u can spend the little are no money u don’t have at the pharmacies,don’t you see what’s happening u have to pay to live in this man made world full of illusions…

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  13. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Look what’s free that we take for granted every day,the sun light full of vitamins fresh air clean alkaline water fresh fruits an vegetables I dream of a world full of healthy an naturalness clean air etc,we might not see eye to eye because my eyes on the prize…

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  14. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian July 10, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Change is s must if we are to be resistant against these super bugs

    Reply

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