Zika

Containers from T&T transiting China must undergo anti-Zika measures

Containers from Trinidad and Tobago arriving China, will have to undergo anti-Zika measures.

In a note to clients, German container line Hapag-Lloyd reveals that Chinese authorities have updated the number of origin countries for boxes which will face “anti-mosquito treatment” on arrival at ports in the People’s Republic. 

Health Ministry: Guillain-Barre Syndrome cases not a result of Zika

The Ministry of Health says its investigations have not established any links between Guillain-Barre Syndrome and the Zika virus.

The Ministry has issued a statement on the recent cases in T&T.

"The Ministry of Health wishes to address the concerns of the public following a news report that indicated seven babies were affected by Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) as a result of the Zika virus.

While there have been seven cases of GBS in Trinidad (and Tobago) for 2016, tests have ruled out Zika as the cause and all of these patients were adults.

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

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.

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