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Caribbean Public Health Agency confirms another case of the Zika Virus in Tunapuna

Caribbean Public Health Agency confirms another case of the Zika Virus in Tunapuna

NEWS GRAPHIC 8The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency has confirmed another case of the Zika virus in Trinidad.

This brings the total number of confirmed Zika cases in Trinidad to four.

This newly confirmed case is located in the area of Tunapuna and the patient, a 30 year old female who was referred by the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex has no recent travel history which indicates that the case was locally contracted.

Field work has been commenced by the Insect Vector Control Division and the County Medical Officer of Health.

The Ministry of Health is urging citizens to take steps to prevent infection and is advising citizens to dispose of all unwanted containers and items in the yard or environs which can become mosquito breeding grounds and use an insect repellent that contains DEET as an active ingredient.

So far there are at this time, no confirmed cases in Tobago.

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