Keisha Howell

Death wrongfully attributed to Zika, says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health is seeking to clear the air on the death of Keisha Howell, saying it is not true that she died from symptoms of the Zika virus.

The Ministry has issued a statement saying Howell was advised against leaving the hospital before being attended to.

The statement adds that her symptoms were not that of the Zika virus.

The following is the Ministry of Health's statement:

"The Ministry of Health notes with concern the events surrounding the death of Ms. Keisha Howell and offers condolences to her family.