Police to question three over 12-year-old's pregnancy

A teenage boy and two young men are expected to be questioned by police about the pregnancy of a 12-year-old schoolgirl.

The child protection unit of the T&T police service is investigating reports that the girl had been subjected to two years of sexual abuse by relatives and neighbours.

According to reports, the girl’s 17-year-old cousin and two of his friends, ages 19 and 20, had sex with the girl earlier this year.

It is not yet known who is the father of the unborn child.

Pregnant woman dies in accident

A 22-year-old pregnant woman has been killed in a vehicular accident.

The accident occurred around 7 pm on Wednesday.

The driver of a Hyundai Elantra was proceeding west along Soogrim Road, Endeavor, Chaguanas when she observed a vehicle proceeding east trying to overtake another.

The driver of the Elantra pulled to her right to avoid colliding with the car but slammed into a Toyota Corolla.

Rochelle St Louis, a front seat passenger in the Toyota Corolla vehicle was killed upon impact.

294 pregnant women have contracted Zika in T&T

The number of pregnant women who have contracted the Zika virus has risen to 294, a statement from the Ministry of Health says.

That figure is out of a total of 489 cases of Zika that have been officially registered.

The following is the statement from the Ministry of Health.

200 pregnant women diagnosed with Zika in T&T; 376 infections in total

The Ministry of health says 200 pregnant women have been diagnosed with the Zika virus out of a total number of 376 infections.

The Ministry issued an update on Zika infections today.

"The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) would like to inform the public that as of September 9th, 2016, the number of confirmed cases of Zika Virus in Trinidad and Tobago stands at 376. Eleven of these cases are in Tobago. The number of Zika positive pregnancies is 200.

Hundreds of pregnant women in Miami rush to get tested for Zika

Officials in Miami-Dade County, Florida, plan to begin aerial spraying of insecticides on Thursday in an effort to kill mosquitoes in and around a section of Miami that is home to the continental US’s first known cases of the Zika virus that is transmitted by the insects.

More than 400 pregnant women have rushed to get themselves tested in light of the spread of the virus.

60 pregnant women with Zika in T&T

Trinidad Guardian: There are over 200 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in T&T.

Of this number, 60 have been diagnosed in women who are pregnant.

Contacted yesterday, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said 59 cases had been recorded in Trinidad, and one in Tobago. 

In seeking to reassure the infected people that every possible measure was in place to ensure they received the necessary treatment, Deyalsingh has maintained his confidence in the specialist team assembled by the Ministry of Health to oversee the diagnosis and treatment of pregnant people.

12-year-old girl claims rape attack led to pregnancy

Police have opened an investigation into who was responsible for the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl who recently gave birth to a baby boy at the San Fernando General Hospital. 

The probe is, however, being complicated by the fact that the police now have two different reports of how the Form One student came to be impregnated. One of them is that she became pregnant by one of two family members who were sexually abusing her. The other is that she was raped by a man who had gone to their home to conduct repairs.