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Jamaica to take part in clinical trials for Zikv

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).
  • Published in Health

Simpson Miller Writes PM Holness Urging Action on the Zika Crisis

Kingston, July 18, 2016: Leader of the Opposition Portia Simpson Miller has written to Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressing her deep concern about the Zika crisis facing the country and especially the impact on pregnant women and their unborn babies. “I am particularly concerned about recent data showing that there are over 200 pregnant women in Jamaica who fit the Zika case profile, yet there are only five positive test results,” she pointed out.
  • Published in Health

Zika suspected in death of Grenada patient

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jul 8, CMC – Grenada says it is yet to determine whether one of two people who was being treated for Guillain-Barré syndrome died as a result of complications related to the mosquito-born Zika virus.
  • Published in Health

Uncertainty surrounds Zika outlook for Lat Am

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says the long-term outlook for the Americas, resulting from the Zika virus outbreak is uncertain and the number of people affected is difficult to gauge.
  • Published in Health

Scientists fear Zika could cause eye damage in babies

Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned that the mosquito borne virus may cause eye damage in babies.                Stanford University researchers found abnormal bleeding and lesions in the eyes of three infant boys, whose mothers caught Zika while pregnant.
  • Published in Health

WHO rejects calls to move Olympics over Zika fears

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the games over the Zika virus.
  • Published in Health
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