Tag: Public urged to help prevent spread of Gastroenteritis

Dr. Judy Nisbett, Medical Officer of Health in the Ministry of Health on Nevis

Public urged to help prevent spread of Gastroenteritis

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 24, 2017) — Medical Officer of Health on Nevis Dr. Judy Nisbett, says there has been an increase in the number of persons coming to the Alexandra Hospital’s emergency room in February with gastroenteritis and is urging the public to help prevent the spread.

She said on February 23, 2017, that seasonal gastroenteritis, which is the inflammation of the stomach and intestines is seen sometimes in the cooler months of the year on Nevis. She urged the public to take the necessary steps to avoid getting infected with the contagious illness and to prevent the spread.

The main symptoms are vomiting and diarrhea but Dr. Nisbett says persons inflicted by the illness may also experience stomach pain, cramping, fever, nausea, headache and malaise (low level energy). (more…)

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