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Barbados sends 27 samples to be tested for Zika virus

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 1:03 PM

The Ministry of Health in Barbados is awaiting the results of 27 blood samples that were sent to the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency to be tested for the Zika virus.

Three cases of the virus were confirmed in the country earlier this month.

The Ministry of Health says it continues to monitor the disease, and is encouraging members of the public to take the necessary precautions.

The Ministry of Health’s Environmental Health Department says it is also intensifying its vector control programme through fogging of high risk areas for mosquito breeding, house to house inspections and other community mobilisation activities.