Zika

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.  

D'abadie woman is fifth confirmed case of Zika

A 47-year-old D'abadie woman is the country's fifth Zika victim.

The Ministry of Health issued this statement this evening:

"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 five. There are at this time, no confirmed cases in Tobago. 

30-year-old Tunapuna woman is nation's fourth confirmed Zika case

The Ministry of Health has confirmed yet another case of Zika in Trinidad and Tobago, that of a 30-year-old Tunapuna woman.

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 four. There are at this time, no confirmed cases in Tobago.  

Two more cases of Zika discovered in Trinidad

Two more cases of the Zika virus have been discovered in Trinidad, bringing the number to three.

The Ministry of Health says it has found two cases in a Romaine, San Fernando testing positive for Zika.

The following is the statement from the Ministry of Health: 

WHO declares Zika a global health emergency

A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the World Health Organization.

Experts are worried that the virus is spreading far and fast, with devastating consequences.

The infection has been linked to cases of microcephaly, in which babies are born with underdeveloped brains.

The WHO alert puts Zika in the same category of concern as Ebola.

It means research and aid will be fast-tracked to tackle the infection.

Pages