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20 Nov 2017 description

November 19, 2017: The Ministry of Health continues to urge citizens to partner with the Ministry and other Public Sector agencies to reduce the spread of diseases associated with flooding. Public health interventions must be supported by individual precautionary measures to effectively reduce the incidences of water and food borne diseases. Public participation is especially critical during this season of high levels of rainfall and the resulting increased flooding.

24 Oct 2017 description

October 24, 2017: The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services commenced assessments of flood affected households today, October 23, 2017, as clearance was given by the Disaster Management Units (DMUs) under the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government.

26 Sep 2016 description

September 23, 2016:

The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) would like to inform the public that as of September 22nd, 2016, the number of confirmed cases of Zika Virus in Trinidad and Tobago stands at 489. Nineteen of these cases are in Tobago. The number of Zika positive pregnancies is 294.

The Ministry reminds citizens that four of five infected persons will not show any symptoms of the Zika virus and that only ‘high risk’ cases are confirmed by CARPHA. High risk cases are:-

  • Pregnant Women

16 Sep 2016 description

September 16, 2016: The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) would like to inform the public that as of September 16th, 2016, the number of confirmed cases of Zika Virus in Trinidad and Tobago stands at 413. Fourteen (14) of these cases are in Tobago. The number of Zika positive pregnancies is 230.

The Ministry reminds citizens that four of five infected persons will not show any symptoms of the Zika virus and that only ‘high risk’ cases are confirmed by CARPHA. High risk cases are:-

• Pregnant Women

04 Jun 2016 description

June 3, 2016: The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) would like to inform the public that currently the number of confirmed cases of Zika Virus in Trinidad stands at 40.

While the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to monitor Zika and other mosquito borne diseases, citizens are encouraged to follow the under-mentioned steps to prevent infection of themselves and their loved ones:

27 Mar 2016 description

March 23, 2016: The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) wishes to inform the public that one additional case of the Zika virus in Trinidad has been confirmed. This brings the total number of confirmed Zika cases in Trinidad to seven. There are at this time, no confirmed cases in Tobago.

05 Mar 2016 description

March 5, 2016: The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) wishes to inform the public that two (2) additional cases of the Zika virus in Trinidad have been confirmed. This brings the total number of confirmed Zika cases in Trinidad to three (3). There are at this time, no confirmed cases in Tobago.

29 Feb 2016 description

Disease Outbreak News
29 February 2016

On 18 February 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Trinidad and Tobago notified PAHO/WHO of the country’s first case of Zika virus infection.

The patient is a 61-year-old female who reported fever and rash on 10 February. The patient’s blood sample was taken on 13 February and, on 17 February, was confirmed to be positive for Zika virus by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) laboratory.

21 Sep 2012 description

The Ministry of the People and Social Development has distributed approximately $3 million in relief to residents of Diego Martin who were affected by inclement weather in Diego Martin and environs.

Minister of the People and Social Development, Dr Glenn Ramadarsingh announced during a visit to the “Train Line”, Bayshore, Marabella to bring relief to residents who were also affected by inclement weather on the weekend.

“We must as a people and a caring Government respond to the needs of all citizens regardless of whom or where you are,” Ramadharsingh said.

11 Aug 2011 description

The Minister of Health has warned that young children are most at risk to the present strain of Dengue in Trinidad and Tobago which has been present for the last 30 years in the country.

He was Speaking at a joint press conference with Minister of Local Government Chandresh Sharma and other officials from various agencies at the Ministry of Local Government, Kent House, Maraval, as Government announced its plans to fight the deadly fever.