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Dr. Stevenson Kuartei, BPH ...
Dr. Stevenson Kuartei, BPH Director said that as of yesterday there were a total of 55 confirmed and suspected cases of dengue.He said since the cases are sporadic and now comes in trickle, " there is a likelihood that dengue is going away."Kuartei however said that a national clean-up will still be scheduled to prevent the onset of the cases.He said that the clean-up will get rid of the mosquito breeding sites.He said the island-wide clean-up will start in Koror State adding that sanitation issues maybe one of the causes of dengue, gastroenteritis and other communicable diseases.With this, Kuartei said that the result of the Center For Disease Control testing on whether Zika virus has also affected Palau will come out this week.Bureau of Public Health Director Dr. Stevenson Kuartei said because of the outbreak of dengue in Palau, they want to find out if the Zika virus, which resembles dengue has found its way to Palau.Kuartei said they have asked CDC to help Palau sort out whether the dengue cases could have been caused by Zika virus instead.Kuartei said blood samples have been sent to CDC for testing.Zika virus is also mosquito-borne and is considered a milder form of dengue.He said the clean-up will prevent the spread of the disease by getting rid of the mosquito breeding Ministry of Health officials reiterated calls to the community to clean their surroundings to prevent the illness from escalating.
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Dr. Stevenson Kuartei
Dr. Kuartei is a certified medical doctor, specializing in family practice.
He is currently the Director of Palau Bureau of Public Health.
Previously he was Director of the Palau Community Health Center and Chief of the Division of Primary and Preventative Health.
Dr. Kuartei is active on many medical boards and advisory councils.
Dr. Stevenson Kuartei, Board Member
Palau's Minister of Health, ...
Palau's Minister of Health, Dr. Stevenson Kuartei, was a panelist at the training and said the 18 individuals will help with the battle against the second-largest epidemic worldwide - non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, chronic lung diseases and diabetes among others.
Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA)
Dr. Steven Kuartei, PRESIDENT
Pacific Cancer Programs | U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs)
Diabetes, heart diseases, strokes, cancer and other NCDs are killing off Pacific peoples, placing a significant burden on their daily functionality, and threatening the national security of these island countries and territories," explained Dr. Stevenson Kuartei, PIHOA President and Minister of Health of the Republic of Palau.