93 NICARAGUAN FISHERMEN FOUND IN JAMAICAN WATERS; 2 POSITIVE FOR MALARIA

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The Health Ministry has reported that it is monitoring the status of some Nicaraguan fishermen found in Jamaican waters who are reportedly displaying symptoms of malaria.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie says about 93 fishermen were found on the boat and several have been taken to hospital for treatment.

Two persons were found to be positive for malaria.

She said one other person has since been detected and is now being treated.