Minister of Health Dr. Fenton Ferguson, is reiterating that no case of the mosquito borne Zika virus has been detected in Jamaica despite claims by some that it’s here.

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The Health Minister was addressing the House of Representatives within the last hour.

He was responding to statements made by Opposition spokesperson on Health, Senator Marlene Malahoo-Forte that reports she received indicated that Zika had arrived on the island.

Dr. Ferguson says that such an important issue shouldn’t be used to inappropriately score political points.

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