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Feb 7, 2024

Investigation Still Ongoing on Belize City Meningitis Case

At the end of January a child attending Holy Redeemer Primary School began exhibiting signs and symptoms of meningitis. The Ministry of Education took precautionary steps to protect the remainder of the students at the school. The child remains hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit at the K.H.M.H. and today, the Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard told reporters that the matter is still under investigation.


Kevin Bernard

Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health & Wellness

“From what I understood from the report I got was that the child was being monitored. The last report I got from the CEO at KHMH, because the child was in the ICU, but was not in the ICU under any equipment or anything, but was just being monitored. I understand that at the time, the child was responsive on all of these things. I haven’t gotten a recent update, to be honest with you, so I don’t want to speak out of turn. In fact, I am here today and that’s one of the reasons why I’m here today because I’ll be meeting as well with the Central Health Region and with the CEO of KHMH so we can get an update on terms of what are the things that are happening with current occurrences.”

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