SVG Malaria Update

The Ministry of Health says that the results of both the in-house spot testing and the two blood samples which were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have confirmed the diagnosis of Malaria for the Nigerian Medical Student who was admitted to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on Monday.

A release from the Ministry said since the preliminary diagnosis, the Chief Environment Health Officer and staff at the Environmental Management Department within the Ministry have activated the Malaria prevention plan.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment can confirm at this time that the patient has been discharged from the hospital on treatment.

And, as a part of the management process, the professionals at the Environmental Management Department are implementing source reduction activities in targeted areas.

The Ministry and the relevant stakeholders are continuing to work closely with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in the management of this situation and remain vigilant in this regard.