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Chik-V related deaths prompt Thwaites to plan Vere Tech visit

Published:Monday | October 20, 2014 | 10:28 PM
Ronald Thwaites - File

Education minister Ronald Thwaites is to visit the Vere Technical High School in Clarendon tomorrow.



Last week two teachers and a student died at the school within a 24 hour period from complications related to the chikungunya virus (chik-V).



Fifth-form student, Shamari Salesman, died Wednesday after showing symptoms of chik-V.



The ministry says it was reported that the student developed complications due to an existing tumor in the brain.



Physics teacher, Terson Toranty, also died Wednesday having showed symptoms of chik-V.



He, reportedly, developed complications related to sickle cell.



And Claudette Anderson-Hibbert, who was a teacher of English Language, died Thursday morning in the Mandeville hospital from complications related to chik-V and an existing kidney problem.



According to the Education Ministry, Thwaites is expected to commiserate with staff and students when he visits the school Tuesday.



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