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No alarm over malaria case

Barbadians are being advised there is no reason for alarm over the spread of Malaria.

This following news that one of the Ghanaian nurses brought to Barbados last month had tested positive for the disease.

Deputy Chief Environmental Health Officer Ronald Chapman says the probability of the disease spreading in Barbados is very low because of the type of mosquito found here.

Malaria is vector borne and can only be transmitted from mosquito to human.

Deputy Chief Environmental Health Officer Ronald Chapman

Head of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s infectious diseases programme, Dr. Corey Forde says the male patient has begun treatment and is responding well.

Dr. Corey Forde

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