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St Catherine sees increase in suspected ZIKV cases

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 2:45 PM

Senior Public Health Inspector for St Catherine Richard Baker is reporting that there is an increase in suspected Zika virus cases in the parish.

Speaking at yesterday’s monthly meeting of the St Catherine Parish Council Baker disclosed that the health department has seen more persons coming forward who are showing likely symptoms.

He stated that there are over 400 suspected cases of Zika virus in St Catherine so far with eight confirmed cases.

Baker said the health department expects to soon receive the results of samples sent for testing.

He also informed that the department acts immediately when clusters of suspected cases are seen in a particular area.