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Three Babies Born with Zika-Related Microcephaly since 2016

Three Jamaican babies have been born with microcephaly probably caused by the Zika virus since the country recorded its first Zika infection last year January.

That’s according to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Winston De La Haye.

However, Dr. De La Haye says none of the babies has tested positive for Zika.

There’ve been nearly 8,000 suspected cases of the Zika infection in Jamaica since January 2016.

The number is much less than initial projections.

However, Dr. De La Haye says the country is not out of the woods yet.

Last year, the Ministry of Health had warned women to delay pregnancy because of the threat of the Zika virus to babies in the womb.

But the Chief Medical Officer now says women should proceed with caution.

He adds that wearing mosquito repellant should be standard practice for everyone.


Dr. Winston De La Haye was speaking on Nationwide This Morning.

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