CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Dec 13, CMC – St. Lucia has recorded its first case of microcephaly for this year and health authorities are awaiting the results of tests to see whether the case is linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
Scientists have developed a way to replicate the Zika virus, stripping it of the genes that make the virus infectious, an advance that may lower the safety risk involved in working with it and pave the way for vaccine development.
ROSEAU, Dominica, Sept 7, CMC – Dominica has confirmed that seven pregnant women had contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus in addition to two other cases of persons with the Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), in which a person’s own immune system damages the nerve cells, causing muscle weakness, and sometimes, paralysis.
KINGSTON, Jamaica September 6, 2016 - The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ), has added its voice to the mounting calls for the Minister of Health to outline plans to deal with cases of the neurological disease, Guillian-Barre syndrome (GBS), which has been linked to the Zika virus.
ST ELIZABETH, July 22, 2016 - Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica will shortly be participating in a number of clinical trials in the drive to find a vaccine to treat the Zika Virus (ZIKV).