Another Contraband Bust In Orange Walk

In last night’s newscast, we reported on a major contraband bust which occurred here in the Orange W...

Department Of Transport Cracks Down On Traffic Violators

Last week, the Department of Transport announced that it will be cracking down on violators of the t...

Carribbean Tourists Behind Bars For Drug Trafficking

Three Caribbean Tourists are tonight behind bars at the Belize Central Prison after a substantial qu...

PM Weighs In On Castro's Sons Contraversy

There’s been public condemnation for the authorities’ handling of the criminal matters involving the...

PM Rejects IMF Recommendation To Increase GST To 15%

Last week we told you about the IMF’s Article IV consultation statement on Belize which called on th...

  • Another Contraband Bust In Orange Walk

    Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00
  • Department Of Transport Cracks Down On Traffic Violators

    Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00
  • Carribbean Tourists Behind Bars For Drug Trafficking

    Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00
  • PM Weighs In On Castro's Sons Contraversy

    Friday, 23 June 2017 02:09
  • PM Rejects IMF Recommendation To Increase GST To 15%

    Friday, 23 June 2017 02:13

MOHSince December of 2016, there has been an increasing rate of gastroenteritis cases particularly in the Stann Creek District. The communities mostly affected in the said district are Dangriga Town, Independence and Bella Vista Villages.


According to statistics gathered from the Ministry of Health, the illness has been mostly affecting children but there are also a few cases recorded among adults. Last month, a sum of 242 cases were recorded of which 145 are that of children of less than five years, and 117 among children over the age of five. Over fifty percent of these recorded cases involve patients suffering from symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting in addition to abdominal cramps and fever.

As a result of the growing rate of cases, the Ministry had heightened its surveillance since the beginning of January 2017 and remain active in the different communities by engaging in health sessions and house to house visitations so as to assist and advise residents on how to diminish further spreading of the illness including the proper hand washing etiquette.


If you or your child is experiencing any of the symptoms similar to those mentioned above, you are advised to visit the nearest health center as immediate medical attention should be given especially to children due to the fact that their symptoms are worsening.

Share this post

This content has been locked. You can no longer post any comment.