ATLANTA, Jul. 31, CMC – The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel for the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba due to the presence of the mosquito borne 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.
With the Zika Virus explosion now overtaking Jamaica, public health specialists are concerned that not enough is being done to highlight the severity of the pandemic facing the country, and the potentially devastating effect of illnesses associated with the virus.
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.
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.
PARIS: June 24, 2016- European scientists announced Thursday they had found antibodies which attack Zika, a discovery they hope will pave the way for a protective vaccine against the brain-damaging virus.