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Chik-V confirmed in Belize
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Chik-V confirmed in Belize

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Belize has confirmed its first case of of Chikungunya. The case originated in the Las Flores area of Belmopan and the test result taken in September came back positive this past Wednesday. The victim is a 34 year-old woman, but her case is not the […]

Belize celebrates World Diabetes Day
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Belize celebrates World Diabetes Day

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Belize joined other nations on Friday in observing World Diabetes Day. The day, observed annually on Friday November 14, was celebrated under the theme “Healthy Living.” The Diabetes Association of Belize held a health fair at the Battlefield Park to raise awareness about the day […]

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Matron Roberts holds health fair

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter The Matron Roberts polyclinic held its third annual health fair on Friday with informative boths and testing available. Matron Roberts Administrator, Alexy Rosado said they had a total of 17 booths offering a wide variety of useful health information to the public. This year’s […]

Taiwan works with international community to fight Ebola
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Taiwan works with international community to fight Ebola

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Taiwan is stepping up its preparatory measures to protect its citizens against the spread of the Ebola virus. The Taiwan embassy says that Taiwan is densely populated with a significant amount of international passenger traffic and that having experienced major disease outbreaks such as SARS, […]

Eat more eggs for a healthier Belize says Poultry Association
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Eat more eggs for a healthier Belize says Poultry Association

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Poultry Association is striving to debunk the old stereotype that eating lots of eggs is harmful because it raises cholesterol levels. General Manager of the BPA, Orlando Habet, told The Reporter on Sunday that traditional research failed to make the distinction between good […]

MOH wraps up Dental Health Week
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MOH wraps up Dental Health Week

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Health closed off Dental Health Week on Friday with a health fair at the Central Health Region compound. The health fair featured information from the dental health unit as well as several other MOH departments, including the Water Analysis Unit, and the […]

PM handles Ebola scare
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PM handles Ebola scare

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow, faced with a possible Ebola threat in Belize on Thursday, decided not to allow an American citizen passage through Belizean soil, despite a request from the United States. Barrow’s office was first informed around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday that there […]

KHMH has new CEO
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KHMH has new CEO

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Doctor Adrian Coye will replace Dr Francis Gary Longsworth as the new CEO of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital at the end of October. Coye, who has been the hospital’s Medical Chief of Staff since 2011, was one of a few persons who applied for […]

Vector Control Unit working to mitigate dengue cases
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Vector Control Unit working to mitigate dengue cases

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Vector Control Unit in the Ministry of Health has increased its efforts to mitigate the recent spike in the number of cases of dengue fever. Chief Operator of the VCU, Kim Bautista told The Reporter on Saturday that the unit has stepped up its […]

WHO urges healthy gay men to take HIV drug
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WHO urges healthy gay men to take HIV drug

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The World Health Organization (WHO) encourages all sexually active gay men to take antiretroviral drugs to reduce HIV transmission. According to WHO, the move may help prevent a million new HIV infections over 10 years. Officials warn that rates of HIV in this group of […]