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Gov’t has Zika plan for athletes

Gov’t has Zika plan for athletes

first_imgWhen it comes to the Zika virus, pregnant women are not the only persons the government is concerned about.    This summer Jamaica will send a strong contingent to the Olympic Games in Brazil where in 2015 there were just under 3000 cases of the virus that manifests in symptoms similar to yellow fever and dengue.  The virus is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The outbreak hit mostly the Brazilian northeast region, but cases have been reported as far south as Rio de Janeiro, where the Olympic Games will be held this coming August. Working on the assumption that Jamaica’s athletes do not contract the virus while training here in Jamaica, they would run the risk of contracting it while preparing to compete while in Brazil. This has become a concern for the government that is expecting another outstanding performance from its elite athletes in what will be Usain Bolt’s final Olympic campaign. As such they are taking steps to minimise the possibilities of the virus affecting the nation’s athletes. “We have been looking at it. It has occurred to us, we have been having discussions with the Ministry of Health,” said Minister Natalie Neita-Headley, who has responsibility for sport. “They (officials at the ministry of health) have been having planning sessions looking at sensitising our athletes.” “As much as can be done, we will seek to do it,” the sports minister said. About one in five people infected with the Zika virus become ill. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis. Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. If an athlete contracts the virus and it develops into full blown Zika just prior to competition, it will affect the athlete’s performance. In the meantime, track clubs here are doing what they can to protect the athletes but there are limitations. President of MVP Bruce James revealed that several athletes from his club contracted the Chikungunya virus last year as they prepared for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Like then, James said, the club had put protocols in place to minimise the impact of the virus but as was the case then, there is only so much they can do.last_img read more

GARDAÍ FORCED TO ESCORT PEOPLE TO THEIR BUS AFTER TWO WOMEN ATTACKED THEM

GARDAÍ FORCED TO ESCORT PEOPLE TO THEIR BUS AFTER TWO WOMEN ATTACKED THEM

first_imgA JUDGE has ordered probation reports on two women whose behaviour outside a Co Donegal nightclub forced Gardaí to escort their victims to a bus so they could escape the melee.Judge Paul Kelly made the order after hearing about an incident on the Ramelton Road in Letterkenny in the early hours of the Sunday before last, January 12.Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the local District Court that Gardaí were forced to arrest Anna and Sarah Doherty after the incident. Anna Doherty, who is 27 and from 3 Manor View Park in Letterkenny, was arrested at the scene and charged with using threatening and abusive behaviour and failing to comply with the direction of Gardaí.“Miss Doherty was pulling another female by the hair and at one Sgt Siobhan Mollahan had to escort a number of women away from the scene onto a bus for their own safety,” said the inspector.“Miss Doherty had had to be restrained. she was arrested and gave a false name and address and she continued to be aggressive towards Gardaí when she was in custody at Letterkenny Garda Station.Anna Doherty, the court heard, had previous convictions for a Section 2 assault; public order offences and drink driving.Judge Kelly asked her what she was doing on the night of her arrest.“I don’t remember very much,” she said.“I’m not surprised,” replied Judge Kelly, “You have a tendency to do these things when you take far too much drink. You obviously have a drink problem.”He adjourned the case until March 20 asking for a probation and community service report.“Thanks judge,” replied Ms Doherty.Inspector Sheridan said that the next case, of Sarah Doherty Glenmacquinn, Letterkenny, was linked to the same incident.The 26-year-old was charged with using threatening and abusive behaviour in a public place.Inspector Sheridan said she too had been seen fighting on the street outside Pulse nightclub and was seen pulling someone’s hair.Judge Kelly asked Sarah Doherty why she was involved in the row.“I don’t go out very often,” she replied.The judge asked for similar reports for her and adjourned her case to the same date.GARDAÍ FORCED TO ESCORT PEOPLE TO THEIR BUS AFTER TWO WOMEN ATTACKED THEM was last modified: January 24th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more