Health Minister, Dr Fuad Khan, has spoken of plans to intensifying preventative measures and heightened education awareness as some of the steps being taken following an outbreak of another mosquito-borne illness, the Zika virus.
The Zika virus, also known as ZIKV, is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same mosquito that transmits Chikungunya and Dengue.
The Pan American Health Organization has warned of the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil and its potential to spread to other countries. In the parliament recently , Health Minister, Dr Fuad Khan, was questioned by Chaguanas West Member of Parliament, Jack Warner, on what is being done to prevent the Zika virus locally.
Health Minister, Dr Fuad Khan