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Jamaican man tests negative for Cholera – preliminary CARPHA report

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:57 PMJerome Reynolds

Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr Winston De La Haye, says a preliminary report from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad has indicated that samples from a Jamaican patient has tested negative for Cholera.

Winston De La Haye says the ministry was advised of the finding today.

 

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Winston De La Haye

He says a formal final report is to be submitted to Jamaica next week.

The sample was taken from a man who was found with bacteria in his blood.

Preliminary investigations had indicated that the bacteria is a form of Vibrio Cholerae.

The man was re-admitted to hospital about two weeks ago with a fever following recent bowel surgery.

The health minister said as a precautionary measure, the man was isolated and samples for further testing were taken and sent to CARPHA.

De La Haye says the man continues to receive appropriate medical treatment.