Zika

Local Zika cases climb to 83

The number of Zika cases in this country has climbed to 83, according to the latest statement from the Ministry of Health on the matter.

The Ministry issued the following statement today:

"The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) would like to inform the public that as of June 23rd, 2016, the number of confirmed cases of Zika Virus in Trinidad stands at 83. There are at this time, no confirmed cases in Tobago.

68 confirmed cases of Zika in T&T

Trinidad and Tobago has now had 68 confirmed cases of the Zika virus. The Ministry of Health has issued the latest update in a media statement:

"The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) would like to inform the public that as of June 17th, 2016, the number of confirmed cases of Zika Virus in Trinidad stands at 68. There are at this time, no confirmed cases in Tobago.

Zika cases now up to 40

The number of people who have been infected with the Zika virus in Trinidad and Tobago has risen to 40.

A statement from the Ministry of Health gives an update on the Zika cases.

"The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) would like to inform the public that currently the number of confirmed cases of Zika Virus in Trinidad stands at 40.

Zika claims life in Martinique

The French Caribbean island of Martinique has suffered its first Zika virus-related death, the regional health agency said Friday.

"The patient, aged 84, had been hospitalised for ten days in intensive care with Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)," the agency said, adding that the Zika link came to light late last week.

Some experts believe there is a link between Zika and GBS -- in which the immune system attacks the nervous system.

Country records 24th Zika case

Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh has confirmed that this country has recorded its 24th case of the Zika virus. The minister updates the public weekly on how the virus is spreading in the country. 

The minister says T&T has also recorded three new cases of chikungunya and five dengue cases. 

All the of the viruses are spread through the Aedes Agyepti mosquito. 

Overall there are 403 cases of dengue and 22 cases of chikungunya in the country. 

71-year-old woman among two more Zika cases taking total to 13

Another two Zika cases have been declared, taking the total up to 13.

The following is a statement from the Ministry of Health:

"The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) wishes to inform the public that two additional cases of the Zika virus in Trinidad have been confirmed. This brings the total number of confirmed Zika cases in Trinidad to thirteen (13). There are at this time, no confirmed cases in Tobago. 

Two more Zika cases take total to 11

Two more Zika cases have been confirmed locally, bringing the number to 11.

The following is a statement from the Ministry of Health on the matter:

"The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) wishes to inform the public that two additional case of the Zika virus in Trinidad have been confirmed. This brings the total number of confirmed Zika cases in Trinidad to 11. There are at this time, no confirmed cases in Tobago. 

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