Zika

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. 

St Ann's man is T&T's 7th confirmed case of Zika

A 40-year-old St Ann's man is the latest confirmed case of Zika in this country.

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 one additional case of the Zika virus in Trinidad has been confirmed. This brings the total number of confirmed Zika cases in Trinidad to seven. There are at this time, no confirmed cases in Tobago. 

La Romaine man is sixth Zika victim

A 37-year-old La Romaine man has become the nation's sixth Zika victim.

The Ministry of Health confirmed the latest case in a statement Tuesday morning.

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

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