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Zika confirmed in three pregnant women

The Ministry of Health today revealed that the three latest confirmed cases of the Zika virus have occurred in women who are pregnant.

The latest results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) bring the number of confirmed cases to seven.

According to a statement from the Ministry, the three women have been notified of the results and have been counselled.

“Specialised obstetrics care will also be provided to monitor the progress of their pregnancies,” the statement added.

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The Ministry advised the public that pregnant women were at risk of getting the Zika virus at any trimester in their pregnancy. However, it explained that the overall link between the Zika virus, babies with small heads and neurological abnormalities, was still under investigation, and therefore, the relationship between the virus and microcephaly had not been established.

“The situation is still evolving and information is being updated regularly. The Ministry of Health will continue to roll out its response based on the local, regional and international experience,” the statement said.

As a proactive response, the Ministry has developed and disseminated guidelines to guide general practitioners, obstetricians and other health care providers in the clinical management of women who have the Zika virus during pregnancy.

According to the statement, the guidelines were developed with the full cooperation and input from the Obstetrics and Paediatrics Departments at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. (BGIS)


30 Responses to Zika confirmed in three pregnant women

  1. Anonymous February 8, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    May god touch all these ladies through these difficult times,blessing them and praying that everything will be fine

  2. Carol Mills
    Carol Mills February 8, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Bless them x

  3. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade February 8, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    No mo my god what is going on in your world i pray that you touch these lady

  4. Mark Kozielec
    Mark Kozielec February 8, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Just terrible

  5. Shonelle R Johnson
    Shonelle R Johnson February 8, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Oh no! I’ll be praying for these ladies.

  6. Ana Beatriz Gomes
    Ana Beatriz Gomes February 8, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Good vibes from Brazil

  7. Shari John
    Shari John February 8, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I can’t believe the ignorance of our health care professionals and the government for being a part of this scheme. It is a known fact that pregnant women in other parts of the world have tested positive with Zika but no microcephaly. I find it strange that the media isn’t asking the right questions in educating the public about the genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes that were released in Brazil to reduce the population of the aedes egyptide (AE) which also causes dengue and chikingunya by altering the mosquitos natural reproductive cycle thereby killing the egg at the larvae stage. Could it be that something went wrong with this so called experiment and a new species of mosquitoes are popping up and introducing toxic elements or new super viruses to their unsuspecting bites? GE bugs are no different from GE foods little or no safety testing is done. The consequences are largely unknown, there’s always a price to pay when you try to outsmart nature and humans are guinea pigs for these creations.

    • Marsha Layne
      Marsha Layne February 8, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Still waiting to find out why we’ve been chosen as a research site for Zika….

    • Shari John
      Shari John February 8, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      I don’t think Barbados was chosen they just need to stay mum on the situation until better testing and research is carried out

    • Reider Williams
      Reider Williams February 8, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      what u have said is true it propoganda to reduce the population

    • Mark Hinds
      Mark Hinds February 8, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Did you observe during the evening news they were speaking about a device which introduces some fungus to kill the larvae before it fully develops and also kill the female after 8 – 10 days?

    • Junior Prescod
      Junior Prescod February 8, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      We are not proactive in Barbados

    • Cisco Wolf
      Cisco Wolf February 8, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Strange the USA has allocated 2 billion to zika research. Don’t remember this concern for ChikV. This is now a cleanup campaign.

    • Shari John
      Shari John February 8, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Cisco Wolf do you know who owns the patent for Zika ? Google and tell me what you find … hint …. Rockerfeller

    • Martine Boyer
      Martine Boyer February 8, 2016 at 11:43 pm

      OMG these people are evil!

    • Shari John
      Shari John February 8, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      Martine Boyer evil is an understatement. They are just looking for a reason to create a new vaccine. Vaccines usually take 5 to 10 years to create but by September one for the Zika virus wud be ready

    • Martine Boyer
      Martine Boyer February 8, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      Of course, they are always looking for new markets 🙁

  8. Mia Allone
    Mia Allone February 8, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    dem went Brasil ?

  9. Wayne Cumberbatch
    Wayne Cumberbatch February 8, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I see

  10. Thick Sauce
    Thick Sauce February 8, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    So sad

  11. Lynn Norbury
    Lynn Norbury February 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I hope they start spraying I’m coming to Barbados in March and I really don’t want to get sick! It will be bad for tourism if they don’t do somethin

    • Kay Critchlow
      Kay Critchlow February 8, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Hun I think everyone is thinking more about unborn children that could suffer major defects in their development than your holiday .

    • Danielle Reid-Melillo
      Danielle Reid-Melillo February 9, 2016 at 2:22 am

      Exactly Kay! This was a really selfish comment!

  12. Bajan Sebastian
    Bajan Sebastian February 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Saw this coming this is not good at all,all these pestilences coming from somewhere it wasn’t here b4…

  13. Suzanne Cox Barton
    Suzanne Cox Barton February 8, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I’m praying for all pregnant women. Asking God protection over them and there unborn children. In jesus name. Amen

  14. Tjark Ristie
    Tjark Ristie February 8, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Everything is going to be alright in Jesus name.

  15. Alan Ricardo Costa
    Alan Ricardo Costa February 8, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I’m from Brazil, I live in Salvador city, there a lot of Zica’s case here, and the most of people from here think microbrain in babies happen therefore zica virus…

  16. Courtney Dinnen
    Courtney Dinnen February 8, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Omg, we were just talking about that today, Jody! Horrible 🙁

  17. Damien Plante
    Damien Plante February 8, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    lets all join hands with america in order to wipe out the black race

  18. arjun February 9, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    I can explain there is a great EVOLUTION going on and we were not PREPARING for it.


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