Prevent infections by frequent Handwashing. CPS observed an increase in gastroenteritis cases. | SMN News

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM) :— Handwashing with soap is an effective and affordable way to prevent infections and diseases.

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department from the Sint Maarten Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, via its syndromic data reporting for epidemiological week 38, when compared to previous weeks, has seen an increase in gastroenteritis for all ages.

Gastroenteritis symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting, also known as the ‘stomach flu.’ Your stomach and intestines are irritated and inflamed also leading to stomach pain, headache, nausea, fever and cramping.
The syndromic data, which are weekly

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