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Wednesday 13 December 2017
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Zoonoses Symposium

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, Kelvin Charles, right, on his first tour of the Scarborough General Hospital since assuming the post, stand with Health Secretary Dr Agatha Carrington, along with staff of the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) during a tour of one of the emergency rooms at the Hospital on September 6. Charles was apprised of plans to repair and upgrade some areas for some of the areas at the hospital. He visited the Accident &Emergency Department, the Mental Health Unit and the Surgical Ward.

The University of the West Indies (UWI), in collaboration with the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development, hosted a symposium on Zoonoses on Sunday.

Zoonoses are infectious diseases of animals (usually vertebrates) that can naturally be transmitted to humans such as tuberculosis, leptospirosis and yellow fever.

The symposium, held at UWI, St Augustine, was streamed live at the Scarborough General Hospital for participants in Tobago. Professor Bharat Bassaw, Deputy Dean, Outreach and Continued Medical Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI, was present at the hospital for the the live stream as were Health Secretary Dr Agatha Carrington, Health Division Administrator Karen Ottley, staff of the Division and Tobago Regional Health Authority and veterinarians.

Certificates of participation were awarded to attendees at the symposium.

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