Two babies born in T&T after Zika pregnancies show no signs of complications

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 11:15

At least two babies were born in Trinidad and Tobago to mothers suffering with the Zika virus, health authorities said on Friday.

Medical Chief of Staff Dr. Karen Sohan said the babies were born at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital and that so far they have shown no complications.

Sohan says the two babies were born last week and in March.

Trinidad and Tobago has so far recorded 215 cases of Zika.

Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh, who had recently contracted the Zika virus, told reporters that testing, especially among pregnant women, should only be done at the public hospitals as those done at the private health institutions may not be as accurate.