Chief Environmental Health Officer Anthony Scotland says recent Gastroenteritis outbreak over
Chief Environmental Health Officer Anthony Scotland says the recent gastroenteritis outbreak is over. Following the passage of TS Erika in August 2015, the Ministry of Health reported over 150 confirmed cases of the stomach condition, with most affected areas being Portsmouth, St. Joseph & Roseau Health Districts.
Scotland revealed during a GIS interview, that improved personal hygiene and sanitation, has reduced the number of cases of the viral infection.
Gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu, is a condition that causes irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines. It is caused by eating or drinking food or water, which is contaminated by a bacteria or virus.
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