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Clarendon confirms case first of Guillain-Barre syndrome

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2016 | 10:17 PM

The Clarendon Health Department is reporting its first case confirmed its first case of the Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS).

Medical Officer of Health for Clarendon Dr Kimberly Scarlett Campbell told councillors at the monthly meeting of the Clarendon Parish Council today that three suspected cases of GBS were presented but only one has been confirmed after testing.

Of the other two cases, one was confirmed to be Scoliosis and the other Myasthenia Gravis.

Scarlett Campbell says the condition of the person with the confirmed GBS case is recovering well.

Meanwhile, Scarlett Campbell says suspected cases of the Zika virus are declining.

"Zika cases are down but we do have intermittent cases coming to us," she said.

Deputy mayor Uphell Purcell says many persons may still have the virus and questioned how has the Heath Ministry been testing and treating the situation.

Scarlett Campbell said the status of the parish is stable and the health department continues to monitor cases.

She also said the ministry is to roll out a second phase of its vector control programme which will include Clarendon.