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MOHHS Warns About the Sale and Purchase of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day and Night Time Adult Products

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From the Ministry of Health

 

#TurksandCaicos#MinistryofHealth, January 25th, 2024 – Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands, 25th January 2024The Ministry of Health and Human Services (MoHHS) wishes to notify all local suppliers and the general public about the drug recall circulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This voluntary recall – led by Haleon – concerns Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime Adult Products and is initiated due to microbial contamination (please see link below).

 https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/haleon-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-robitussin-honey-cf-max-day-adult-and-robitussin-honey-cf#recall-photos

 Robitussin Honey CF Max Day and Nighttime are cough syrups that are used for the temporary relief of symptoms occurring with cold or flu, hayfever, or other respiratory allergies. Consumers, especially immunocompromised individuals, should note that the affected product can potentially result in severe or life-threatening adverse events such as fungemia (fungi or yeast in the blood) or disseminated fungal infection (infection spreads from one area of the body to other organ systems).

 The MoHHS’ top priority is to ensure public health safety and so wishes to advise consumers to stop using the mentioned products if found on the market and contact their respective local suppliers. Local suppliers and consumers may contact the Environmental Health Department at 338-2142 for more information on how best to dispose of these Robitussin products.

 In addition, consumers should contact their pharmacist, physician or other healthcare provider if they have any questions, concerns or have experienced any problems related to the use of these Robitussin productsConsumers are also advised to report any side effects via the MoHHS’ Adverse Drug Reaction Form found at https://gov.tc/docs/ADR.pdf.

 For further information, please contact the MoHHS at 338-3072.

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PAHO Calls Americas to Increase Aedes aegypti Mosquito Control

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Rashaed Esson

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#PAHO#Dengue#Americas, February 23rd, 2024 – With nearly seven thousand cases of dengue and 102 deaths reported in the Americas as of early February 2024, the Pan American Health Organization is once again calling for stronger measures to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main transmitter of dengue. These numbers indicate a 157 percent increase in cases over the same period in 2023.  In the first five weeks of 2024, Peru, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay reported an increase in cases.

 

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Dark Tourism Efforts in Jamaica – Colonial sites Preservation

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Rashaed Esson

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#DarkTourism#Jamaica,February 23rd, 2024 – British Colonial sites in Jamaica like Georgian plantation houses and slave infrastructure, are being preserved as slavery monuments to boost what authorities are calling the “Dark Tourism” industry. According to reports, Dark Tourism refers to tourists visiting places marked by historical tragedy. For Jamaica, the history of Britain’s 300-year rule will be explained at the preserved sites. Tourism minister Edmund Bartlett says work is being done with the ministry of Culture and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.

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Bahamas as Caribbean top 2024 Spring Destination

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Rashaed Esson

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#Bahamas#Tourism, February 23rd, 2024 – The Bahamas has been categorized as the most popular Caribbean destination for travel in the upcoming spring season by travel insurance company Squaremouth, in a new report. It was the only Caribbean nation to make the list for the top 10 destinations. The report is derived from travel insurance purchases made through Squaremouth.

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