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Bermuda Red Cross Launch Ebola Appeal

Bermuda Red Cross Launch Ebola Appeal

The Bermuda Red Cross has launched a cash appeal to support the communities involved in the Ebola outbreak. According to the World Health Organization, as of 22 October 2014, “the number of total cases stands at 9936 total cases, with 4877 deaths. Cases continue to increase exponentially in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; the situation in these... Read more of this article

Health Dept: Flu Express Begins Next Week

Health Dept: Flu Express Begins Next Week

Next week, the flu vaccine will be available to the public from the Department of Health at a cost of $10.00 per shot for adults and children. Persons over the age of 65 will receive this vaccine free of charge. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Health will be offering influenza immunization in the community as well as the “Flu Express.”... Read more of this article

BSCA Celebrates Sickle Cell Awareness Month

BSCA Celebrates Sickle Cell Awareness Month

The Bermuda Sickle Cell Association [BSCA] said they would like to thank all who supported and participated in the Sickle Cell Awareness Month observance during September. A spokesperson said, “Sickle Cell is the most common inherited blood disorder in the world. A mutation in the oxygen-carrying protein of the red blood cell causes the cells... Read more of this article

BF&M Walk & Health Fair Is Rescheduled

BF&M Walk & Health Fair Is Rescheduled

The annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk has been rescheduled to Monday October 27th. A spokesperson said, “Please be advised that the BF&M Breast Cancer Awareness Walk & Health Fair has been rescheduled to the rain date – Monday October 27th, 2014 – 6pm at Barr’s Bay Park. “The registration fee for the walk is $30... Read more of this article

Ebola: Ministry Drafting Travel Guidelines

Ebola: Ministry Drafting Travel Guidelines

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment said they “would like to advise the public that they are currently in the process of drafting formal guidelines regarding travel to Bermuda from countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak. A further announcement will be forthcoming in due course.” The Minister... Read more of this article

RUBiS Charity 5K Family Walk And Run

RUBiS Charity 5K Family Walk And Run

The RUBiS Warwick Gas Station Charity 5K Family Fun Walk and Run to benefit Autism Awareness on Sunday, October 26, 2014 starting at 9.00am from Warwick Gas Station. A spokesperson said, “The entry fee is $10. Funds raised will benefit Tomorrow’s Voices – Bermuda Autism Early Intervention Centre, as well as the Basden Family [Radio DJ B. Roc]... Read more of this article

DOH Staff Gets Emergency Response Training

DOH Staff Gets Emergency Response Training

Last week Department of Health staff underwent public health emergency response training, particularly as it relates to infection prevention and control, and outbreak investigation. The Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] technical advisors conducting the training sessions began training on Tuesday, October 14th, and concluded on Thursday, October... Read more of this article

Dept Of Health Issues Chikungunya Advisory

Dept Of Health Issues Chikungunya Advisory

In the wake of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo, and as the spread of the Chikungunya virus intensifies in the Caribbean region, the Department of Health is advising the public to take precautions to prevent the transmission of the disease in Bermuda, including emptying out containers of accumulated water. A spokesperson said, “Chikungunya... Read more of this article

Health Dept, Post Hurricane Tips, Food Safety

Health Dept, Post Hurricane Tips, Food Safety

Following the impact of Hurricane Gonzalo, the Department of Health is reminding the public of the following post-hurricane tips: Food/water safety:Keep food cold- In the event of power outages, have coolers and non-perishable canned goods on hand. Do not open the fridge or freezer. If the power outage is prolonged, prepare a cooler with ice for your... Read more of this article

BHB: Some Damage, Care Not Compromised

BHB: Some Damage, Care Not Compromised

[Updated] While Hurricane Gonzalo did cause some structural damage to several Bermuda Hospital Board [BHB] buildings, patient care was not compromised by the storm and all patients and staff are reported to have remained safe throughout the night’s events. A BHB spokesperson said, “BHB confirms that despite some structural damage, patient... Read more of this article


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