March 7, 2021

Syphilis outbreak in Barbados

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From Caribbean News Service BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 14 2017 – Health authorities here are reporting an outbreak of syphilis on the island. Senior Medical Officer with responsibility for HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Dr Anton Best said the outbreak was first detected in 2013 and the Ministry of Health immediately put systems in place […]

Barbados Health Ministry denies Whatsapp story

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From Caribbean News Service BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 26 2017 – The Ministry of Health has dismissed as untrue a report being relayed via WhatsApp that a 10-year-old Barbadian boy was infected with HIV after eating pineapple purchased from a vendor who was himself infected. According to the report being circulated, the vendor had a cut […]