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New guidelines for pregnant women to test for Zika virus.

ATLANTA, USA, July 29, 2016 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States is urging pregnant women who may have been exposed to the Zika virus to be tested for up to 14 days after their symptoms begin — a longer period than the agency had previously recommended.
  • Published in Health

Health Ministry says suspected Zika cases drastically increasing

There has been a marked increase in the number of suspected cases of the Zika virus reported to Ministry of Health. Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry,Dr. Winston De La Haye, (acting), says as of Monday, the Ministry has received 3,746 notifications from medical practitioners.
  • Published in Health

Horace Dalley and Health Ministry at odds regarding Zika testing

KINGSTON, Jamaica July 13, 2016- Opposition spokesman on health, Horace Dalley, is insisting that the Ministry of Health should be making arrangements for the testing of every pregnant woman for exposure to Zika Virus. The Ministry is however opposed to such a measure.
  • Published in Health

Zika poses long infection risk through sex

The virus that causes Zika fever can be transmitted through sexual contact long after initial infection as it survives for weeks in semen, according to research undertaken in Brazil.
  • Published in Health
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