Ministry of Health releases results of Gastroenteritis Illness Study

first_imgHealthLifestyleLocalNews Ministry of Health releases results of Gastroenteritis Illness Study by: – June 15, 2011 Photo credit: trialx.comThe Ministry of Health has completed a one- year study of the Burden of Gastroenteritis Illness in Dominica. The study was conducted in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Ross University and with technical assistance from the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC).  The methodology used was developed by the World Health Organization.The objective of the study which was conducted in 2009-2010 was to determine the magnitude, distribution and under-reporting rate for Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) and the most important causes of foodborne diseases (FBD) in Dominica.The results show that the prevalence of AGE was higher in females and highest in the under 5 year age-group.  Prevalence of AGE was lowest in 45-64 years age-group. The occurrence of AGE varied by health district, with the highest monthly prevalence of self-reported cases of AGE reported in the Portsmouth District (13.1%) followed by St. Joseph (12.6%) and Roseau (9.3%).   The Grand Bay health district had the lowest prevalence (2.1%). This difference across health regions was statistically significant (p= 0.0144).The average number of days an individual suffered with AGE ranged from 1- 28 days. Of the 84 AGE cases, 42 reported restricted activity and had to spend time at home due to their illness.  The range of days spent at home was 1 – 7 days.The predominant pathogen isolated was Norovirus(29%) followed by parasites (12%), Salmonella (7%) andShigella (4%) suggesting that viruses are the main cause of FBD in Dominica.The economic cost of the burden of AGE on the public health system was estimated to be $3,727,187.19 (US$1,395,950) or EC$51.80 (US$19.40) per capita implying the huge economic burden of AGE on Dominica. This estimate was based on the average cost of basic medical services, supplies, hospitalization in the public health system as well as working days lost and care-giver needed. These factors were calculated using value in proportion from the study and basic cost at the public health system.The Burden of AGE Study is the first of its kind in Dominica and has provided evidence that AGE is a significant public health and economic burden in Dominica. Recognizing the significant amount of under-reporting is essential in designing appropriate interventions and assessing the impact of these pathogens in the population.Based on this study the following recommendations are being made in order to reduce the burden and morbidity associated AGE: Share Share 1. Improve the collection of stool specimens from persons with diarrhea – patients with diarrhoea are encouraged to submit a sample when requested by health professionals2. Continue testing stool specimens for the increased range of causes of AGE introduced during this study3. Improved procurement methods and funding for laboratory media and supplies, in particular Norovirus kits4. Improve timely reporting of all laboratory confirmed pathogens to the Ministry of Health5. Enhance food safety practices along the farm to table continuum6. Continue public health food safety messages and related educational activities7.Target the identified risk factors for FBD when allocating resources for education, food safety, and infrastructure. 15 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

Krul out to upset Van Gaal

first_img The 26-year-old Holland keeper, who played under Van Gaal at last summer’s World Cup in Brazil, has huge respect for his compatriot. However, having kept just a second Barclays Premier League clean sheet in seven attempts since his return from injury in Saturday’s 1-0 win over struggling Aston Villa at St James’ Park, he is hoping to get the better of the United manager when he and his team head for Tyneside on Wednesday evening. Cisse said: “It’s very, very nice to see Jonas. I have seen him in the training ground, but in the stadium, it’s not the same. I said said to him, ‘welcome back’, because Jonas is a big man and he is very, very important for the team.” Villa boss Tim Sherwood was understandably disappointed with a result he felt was not warranted by his team’s display, but was nevertheless able to take positives. He said: “No-one said it was going to be easy, I knew it was going to be tough and it is getting tougher as the games tick off . “But I am not trying to take any pressure off the guys. I have said to them in there we need to put pressure on ourselves. It’s important that we win football matches and we take something from every game we play. “If they perform like that we have got more of a chance to be able to do that. I am far happier today in defeat – I know it’s zero points still, but I am far happier in defeat today than I was last week because I saw an improvement, which means they are listen on the training field and they are trying to apply themselves correctly like I am telling them.” Asked about his World Cup adventure under Van Gaal, Krul told nufcTV: “We had a great 10 weeks, I learnt a lot from him and obviously the goalkeeping coach there as well, Frans Hoek. We had a really good 10 weeks, memorable forever. I will never forget those experiences we had there. “I am looking forward to seeing him on Wednesday – and taking three points from him. Wednesday is a massive game. They are always big, big games against Manchester United here and we are confident because they don’t like coming here.” If the Magpies are to emerge with a second three-point haul inside five days, they will have to play significantly better against United than they did to claim their first home victory of 2015 at the weekend. Indeed, Villa, who remain deep in relegation trouble, enjoyed the better of the first half and had it not been for two fine saves from Krul either side of the break, one to keep out Christian Benteke’s acrobatic overhead kick and the other to block Tom Cleverley’s shot with a foot, things might have turned out differently. The keeper, who had to pick the ball out of his net on five occasions at Manchester City a week earlier, said: “That’s the least we had to do, just put a proper graft in, blocks on the line, blocks on the edge. “We just helped each other out really well and I am really proud of the team, the way we reacted after last week.” Ultimately it was Papiss Cisse’s 11th goal of the season which won the match as he controlled Daryl Janmaat’s cross and fired past the helpless Brad Guzan with 37 minutes gone to maintain his impressive goals-to-games ratio this season. The Senegal international headed straight to the bench to celebrate with midfielder Jonas Gutierrez, who was back among the matchday squad for the first time in 17 months following his recovery from testicular cancer. Press Association Tim Krul is hoping to pile the pressure on his former international boss Louis van Gaal as Newcastle attempt to dent Manchester United’s bid for a top-four finish. last_img read more

2018 NBA draft recap: Deandre Ayton goes No. 1, Marvin Bagley III taken at No. 2

first_imgA Twitter List by JHWreporterFirst Round:Phoenix Suns – Deandre AytonSacramento Kings – Marvin BagleyAtlanta Hawks (rights traded to Mavericks) – Luka DoncicMemphis Grizzlies – Jaren JacksonDallas Mavericks (rights traded to Hawks) – Trae YoungOrlando Magic – Mohamed BambaChicago Bulls – Wendell Carter Jr.Cleveland Cavaliers – Collin SextonNew York Knicks – Kevin KnoxPhiladelphia 76ers (traded rights to Suns) – Mikal BridgesCharlotte Hornets (rights traded to Clippers) – Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderLA Clippers (rights traded to Hornets) – Miles BridgesLA Clippers – Jerome RobinsonDenver Nuggets – Michael Porter Jr.Washington Wizards – Troy Brown Jr.Phoenix Suns (traded rights to 76ers) – Zhaire SmithMilwaukee Bucks – Donte DiVincenzoSan Antonio Spurs – Lonnie WalkerAtlanta Hawks (via Timberwolves) Kevin HuerterMinnesota Timberwolves (via Thunder) – Josh OkogieUtah Jazz – Grayson AllenChicago Bulls (via Pelicans) – Chandler HutchisonIndiana Pacers – Aaron HolidayPortland Trail Blazers – Anfernee SimonsLos Angeles Lakers (via Cavaliers) – Moritz WagnerPhiladelphia 76ers – Landry ShametBoston Celtics – Robert WilliamsGolden State Warriors – Jacob EvansBrooklyn Nets (via Raptors) – Dzanan MusaAtlanta Hawks (via Rockets) – Omari SpellmanPre-Draft Notes:Teams without a first round pick: Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors.The Heat and the Raptors enter the draft without a draft pick in either round. Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.PreviousArizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Miami’s Lonnie Walker IV, right, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 18th overall by the San Antonio Spurs during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDuke’s Grayson Allen, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 21st overall by the Utah Jazz during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Signs illuminate draft night for the Phoenix Suns as the Suns picked Deandre Ayton with the first selection in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 22nd overall by the Chicago Bulls during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison smiles after he was picked 22nd overall by the Chicago Bulls during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)UCLA’s Aaron Holiday, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 23rd overall by the Indiana Pacers during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)UCLA’s Aaron Holiday, front, gets a hug after was picked 23rd overall by the Indiana Pacers during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Kentucky’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 11th overall by the Charlotte Hornets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after the Phoenix Suns selected Ayton with the first pick in the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Texas Tech’s Zhaire Smith, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 16th overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was selected 17th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Texas Tech’s Zhaire Smith, right, clasps hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 16th overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Deandre Ayton of Arizona, center, is introduced before the start of the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Jaren Jackson Jr. of Michigan State, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked fourth overall by the Memphis Grizzlies during the first round of the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo, right, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 17th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Miami’s Lonnie Walker IV, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 18th overall by the San Antonio Spurs during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Duke’s Grayson Allen makes his way to the stage after he was picked 21st overall by the Utah Jazz during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Phoenix Suns Dancers cheer as the Suns picked Deandre Ayton with the first selection in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 12th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Boston College’s Jerome Robinson, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 13th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers during the first round of the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NBA Commissioner Adam Silver poses with (L-R) Donte DiVincenzo, Jerome Robinson, Mikal Bridges, Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Wendell Carter Jr., Collin Sexton, Marvin Bagley III, Trae Young, Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic, Miles Bridges, Michael Porter Jr., Lonnie Walker IV, Jaren Jackson, Aaron Holiday, Chandler Hutchison and Zhaire Smith pose for a photo before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Collin Sexton, Marvin Bagley III, Trae Young, Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic and Mohamed Bamba pose for a photo before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Deandre Ayton reacts after being drafted first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Deandre Ayton is introduced before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Deandre Ayton poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III reacts after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III poses after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III is introduced before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Marvin Bagley III reacts after being drafted second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Duke’s Marvin Bagley III speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Alabama’s Collin Sexton speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Oklahoma’s Trae Young speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Alabama’s Collin Sexton speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton, left, speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Duke’s Marvin Bagley III speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Oklahoma’s Trae Young speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)FILE – In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general manager and head of basketball operations Travis Schlenk prepares to speak to reporters in Atlanta. As the only general manager holding three first-round picks in Thursday night’s NBA draft, including No. 3 overall, Atlanta’s Travis Schlenk has been fielding a lot of calls about possible trades.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak laughs as he answers a question during a news conference for the NBA basketball team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego, left, talks with general manager Mitch Kupchak, right, during pre draft workouts for the NBA basketball team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)UCLA center Thomas Welsh, left, muscles against Colorado forward Dallas Walton who works inside to the rim in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)USC’s Elijah Stewart passes in front of Cal’s Marcus Lee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)FILE – In this May 17, 2018, file photo, Michael Porter Jr., from Missouri, speaks to reporters during the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago. Michael Porter Jr. played in three games in college because of back problems, but his talent has long been considered more than NBA-ready. He is the epitome of high-risk, high-reward in this draft. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)UCLA guard Aaron Holiday might be relied upon to play every minute of every game the rest of the way for the Bruins. (Rick Bowmer/The Associated Press)Former USC guard De’Anthony Melton was among six players participating in a pre-draft workout for the Lakers on Friday, June 15, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)Shaquille O’Neal, JCPenney’s Big &Tall Ambassador, along with NBA draft prospects Jaren Jackson Jr., Marvin Bagley III, and Mikal Bridges team up with JCPenney to host a day of mentorship for deserving young men from The Y at Barclays Center on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Mark Von Holden/AP Images for JCPenney)NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns’ choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Basketball fans look for draft prospects before the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Duke’s Marvin Bagley III poses for a picture after he was picked second overall by the Sacramento Kings during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Phoenix Suns fans Josie Velasco, Michael Velasco, Angel Velasco and Susan Velasco, from left, cheer in Phoenix as the Suns selected Deandre Ayton with the first pick in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Luka Doncic, who plays for Real Madrid, poses for a picture with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after Doncic was picked third overall by the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked second overall by the Sacramento Kings during NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NextShow Caption1 of 58Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)ExpandSoCal prospectsSeveral prospects with Southern California ties in this year’s draft. Here are some of the players to keep an eye on as they start their NBA careers:Marvin Bagley III (Sierra Canyon HS / Duke)De’Anthony Melton (Crespi HS / USC)Aaron Holiday (Campbell Hall / UCLA)Chimezie Metu (Lawndale HS / USC)Elijah Stewart (Westchester HS / USC)Deandre Ayton (Balboa City School & Hillcrest Prep Academy / Arizona)Chandler Hutchison (Mission Viejo / Boise State)Thomas Welsh (Loyola HS / UCLA)LiAngelo Ball (Chino Hills HS / UCLA / Vyautas Prienu) AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHoliday went to the Indiana Pacers with the 23rd pick and college teammate Thomas Welsh was selected with the 58th pick in the second round by the Denver Nuggets.Melton was chosen in the second round, going to the Houston Rockets at No. 46. Metu went three picks later to the San Antonio Spurs.Doc Rivers and the LA Clippers filled a couple of spots in their backcourt. LA made a trade with the Charlotte Hornets to move up from No. 12 to 11 and nabbed 6-foot-6 point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Kentucky. The Clippers used the 13th overall pick to select shooting guard Jerome Robinson of Boston College.As an unheralded college recruit, Moe Wagner made the jump from Berlin to Michigan. He took his next big leap into the NBA after he was drafted with the 25th pick by the Los Angeles Lakers.Wagner would be the first of three European-born players drafted by the Lakers. LA drafted Isaac Bonga from Germany with the 39th pick and Sviatoslav “Svi” Mykhailiuk, from the University of Kansas via Ukraine, with the 47th pick. 2018 NBA draft pick-by-pick recapThe Phoenix Suns held the first overall pick after winning the draft lottery and finishing the season with a 21-61 record.Phoenix didn’t have to look far to find its No. 1 pick, selecting University of Arizona center Deandre Ayton, who played the last two years of his high school career in Phoenix before winning a Pac-12 Tournament Championship with the Wildcats.Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, from Sierra Canyon High, was selected at No. 2 by the Sacramento Kings, and Luka Dončić of Slovenia went No. 3 to the Atlanta Hawks.Notable locals in the draft include UCLA’s Aaron Holiday, who also played at Campbell Hall, and USC’s De’Anthony Melton (Crespi High) and Chimezie Metu (Lawndale). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more