BARBADOS, October 19, 2018 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed its Zika virus country classification scheme which categorized Barbados and most of the Caribbean as having active Zika virus transmission.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, CMC – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says experts are still grappling to understand the mosquito borne Zika virus even as the world marks one year since a global Public Health Emergency was declared due to the rapid spread of the virus from Brazil to 75 other countries, including most in the Caribbean and Latin America.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Nov. 13, CMC – Health officials here have confirmed that 10 babies have been born with microcephaly, a neurological condition that is linked to the mosquito borne Zika virus.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 3, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is dismissing suggestions that it along with governments are trying to “cover up the real figures” of the mosquito-borne Zika virus cases in the region.
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.