Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018

Ministry monitoring deadly flu in US and UK

Ministry monitoring deadly flu in US and UK
19 Feb

Acting chief medical officer, Dr Kenneth George says the health ministry is closely monitoring reports of increased cases of flu in North America and the UK.

He says the strain trending at present is the H2 N3, with numerous cases being reported.

Dr George says Barbados' flu season correlates with that of the US, with the elderly and young people among the most vulnerable, adding that in the US its season is tapering off, after numerous reports of persons coming down with respiratory illnesses.

He says the health ministry has an adequate supply of vaccines, among them Tamiflu which is for very severe cases and is limited on the open market.