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T&T confirms first Zika case

Trinidad and Tobago today confirmed its first case of Zika.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh made the announcement at a rapid response mosquito eradication exercise in the Penal Rock Road area.

“At 2.30 p.m. today, the first case of the Zika virus was confirmed in a 61-year-old female who recently travelled to New Zealand.”
Deyalsingh said the woman first exhibited symptoms on February 10, and on February 12, a sample was taken and sent for testing to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

The Minister assured the public there was no cause for panic but urged them to protect themselves and to eradicate mosquito breeding sites.

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