Category: ZIKA Watch

UWI Going Stepping Up Zika Fight

Chair of the University of the West Indies’ Task Force on Zika says they’re going all-out in their efforts to fight the virus and the mosquito that spreads...

World Bank Gives US$150m to Caribbean Zika Fight

The World Bank says it is making USD$150-million available immediately to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to fight the Zika virus. In a statement today the...

Zika Test Coming

The World Health Organization, WHO, says a test to more easily diagnose cases of the Zika virus, could be available by the end of this month. That’s according to...

No New Zika Cases

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Winston De La Haye, says there are no new cases of the Zika virus froim the batch of samples sent for testing recently at the Caribbean...

Zika Found in Saliva and Urine

Health authorities in Brazil say the active Zika virus has been detected in the saliva and urine of patients. However they say it does not mean the virus can be readily...

CDC Issues Travel Advisory Re: Jamaica

The US based Centers of Disease Control, and Prevention, CDC, has extended its travel advisory to include Jamaica after a case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus was...

Terrelonge Demands More Help for Portmore Zika Fight

JLP Caretaker for East Central St. Catherine, Alando Terrelonge, says more work needs to be done in the Portmore Municipality to combat the spread of the Zika Virus....

Extensive Testing for Zika Continues

Health Minister, Horace Dalley, says the Government is awaiting word from the Caribbean Public Health Agency, CARPHA, in Trinidad on whether any of 27-blood samples sent...

Zika Sexually Transmitted?

Health officials in Dallas, Texas, today confirmed what appears to be the first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreading through sexual contact in the continental...

Information Minister Clashes with Journalist at Zika Presser

Information Minister Senator Sandrea Falconer and Television Jamaica Journalist, Dara Smith, clashed at today’s Jamaica House media briefing. This after Miss Smith...