ZIKA confirmed in Belize

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the first Zika case in the country of Belize; identified in a Belizean national from Belize City. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has returned the results of samples that were sent out and one positive result was received last week. According to Ministry of Health,

“…an immediate investigation was launched and several actions were simultaneously initiated to minimize and contain a potential outbreak. …. The Ministry will continue to be actively engaged with the community to minimize impact and we continue to ask the community to do everything possible to assist the Ministry and our partners to reduce mosquito breeding sites such as discarding buckets, old tires and other containers that may hold water”.

The Ministry of Health says it will share more on this case and other relevant information once they have completed the investigation.vlcsnap-2016-05-17-11h29m38s390vlcsnap-2016-05-17-11h29m36s314

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