On the watch

With the recent flooding occurring in parts of the Western Division, can this directly or indirectly lead to an increase in cases of meningococcal disease?

Whatever one’s views, let’s ensure that utensils are thoroughly washed and as some medical experts have pointed out, it’s best not to share cups for drinking or eating from the same plate.

At this time when families are in the middle of cleaning up their homes and properties, it’s likely that at times basic hygiene practices are overlooked.

Better to be safe and also encourage our loved ones to seek medical attention should they display symptoms of the sickness.