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Education Ministry hosting ZIKV sensitisation programme in schools

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 1:54 PM

The Ministry of Education has embarked on a sensitisation programme in schools on the Zika virus (ZIKV).

The ministry says sessions will be hosted across all its regions and will run from today to next Monday, January 18.

It says the programme forms part of initiatives being undertaken by the Government to ensure greater awareness of ZIKV.

ZIKV has not been detected in Jamaica, but the government has heightened activities aimed at mitigating against a possible importation of the disease.

ZIKV cases have been detected in at last 10 countries and the Health Ministry has said that it is likely that it will reach Jamaica.