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No Confirmed Cases of Chik-V in Belize…Not Yet!

Facing the threat of the dread Ebola, the nation went on high alert, which is a polite way of saying we panicked. There’s no threat from that particular source any [...]

Vector Control Unit Resources in Action

Dengue has been identified in certain communities across the country, and that is where the Vector Control Unit pumps its resources. Like in Las Flores, for example, the team collects [...]

Belize Prepares for Ebola

With the news that the health worker aboard the Carnival Magic had tested negative for Ebola, the threat to Belize was gone. But it was a wake-up call, sent home [...]

Boy with Leukemia in Critical Condition

Late September, we showed you ten-year old Cleyon Marage Junior; who is afflicted with Acute Myloid Leukemia. The young student cannot get medical treatment in Belize and his mother made [...]

Friends Seek Medical Assistance Abroad

Marage Junior is in critical condition and pediatrician, Doctor Cecilio Eck, has taken on his case. His mother says that Doctor Eck does not agree with him traveling because he [...]

Belize Prepares for Ebola

It has now been confirmed that a lab technician who was a passenger on the Carnival Magic cruise ship, has been cleared of the Ebola virus. Tests were done on [...]

MoH Prepares Infection Control Training Schedule

Important training sessions will continue throughout the week to further sensitize frontline workers on the dangers of Ebola.   Via Phone: Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Interim Head, Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of [...]

Ebola Scare Off the Coast of Belize City!

The possibility of a threat from the deadly Ebola virus placed the nation on edge on Thursday night, but tonight there is a sigh of relief. The scare started when [...]

Carnival Magic Passenger is Quarantined Onboard Cruise Ship

Prime Minister Dean Barrow was also at this morning’s press conference to quell fears. He reiterated that if there had been any way at all that he could have assisted [...]

P.M. Barrow Says No to Medevac from P.G.I.A.

Barrow says that he thought that was the end of the matter, until he was informed later in the day that the plane was in the air. But despite the [...]

Ministry of Health Outlines Comprehensive Response to Ebola Threat

The immediate implementation of those new immigration policies is one prong of G.O.B.’s preparation for the threat of Ebola. The Ministry of Health, in the face of Thursday’s wake up [...]

Quarantine Area to be Set Up at P.G.I.A.

The order for seven hundred and fifty hazmat kits has already been placed through the Pan American Health Organization. The order will be some time in coming, since those kits [...]

Healthy Livings looks at the importance of washing your hands

The seventh Global Hand Washing Day was commemorated on Wednesday, October fifteenth. The focus on this basic good hygiene practice may seem immaterial to some but, in reality it is [...]

Is Belize Really Prepared for an Ebola Outbreak?

On major international news agencies, the news today was about Ebola and how countries are preparing to deal with any eventuality. The virus has been detected close to the Jewel [...]

Opposition Leader Francis Fonseca Urges Preparation for Ebola

Ebola has captured the attention of the world, but what has caused real dread is the realization that a first world nation like the U.S. has been caught unprepared. And [...]

Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Up This Year

Dengue hemorrhagic fever is on the rise in Belize in 2014.  Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health held a press conference during which Chief Operations Officer of the Vector [...]

World Mental Health Day Celebrated in Belize

World Mental Health Day is being celebrated under the theme – Living with Schizophrenia. Today health stakeholders from all over the country gathered in their respective areas to speak on [...]

Was Felicia Chen Schizophrenic?

So with all that said, are you still having doubts about the reality, and real trauma of schizophrenia? Well, this might bring it home to you. Do you remember the [...]

Law Enforcement Officers Donate to Special Olympics

The Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have for years participated in fund-raising to assist children with intellectual disabilities through the Special Olympics. Those fund-raising initiatives culminate in a [...]

Olympians Gearing Up for World Games 2015

There are two hundred and thirty-seven registered athletes who participate in events under the aegis of the Special Olympics, and the committee is always looking to increase that number. That [...]

Healthy Living looks at the ChikV threat to Belize

On Tuesday, officials from the Ministry of Health hosted a press conference to discuss Belize’s preparedness for Ebola and Chikungunya. Belizeans have been preoccupied about the country’s level of readiness [...]

MoH Prepares for Ebola…Just in Case!

The deadly Ebola virus that has been traced all the way to Guinea in Africa, has made its way to as close as Dallas, Texas, where a man remains hospitalized [...]

ChikV Reported in Region, But Not in Belize

An outbreak of chikungunya fever across Latin America and the Caribbean was similarly reported in late-June.  While the spread of the vector-borne infection has been closely monitored in Belize, there [...]

Healthy Living looks at the Quality of Life for Older Persons

This week is being celebrated as Senior Week which includes the celebration of International Day of Older Persons on October first. In Belize, there are several groups advocating for a [...]

United for Kids Assists Cleyon Marage Jr. for Leukemia Treatment

Last Thursday, we showed you a ten year old student who has been diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia. But Cleyon Marage Junior cannot receive medical treatment at the local hospitals [...]