Zika

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.  

San Fernando City Corporation warns of $1000 fines for properties that mosquitoes inhabit

The San Fernando City Corporation is warning burgesses to clean their properties from anything that mosquitoes inhabit, or face penalties of $1000 and above.

The Corporation will begin putting up notices on Monday, giving burgesses one week to clear their properties.

The announcement came via a statement to the media this afternoon:

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.

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