Zika 5 persons infected with virus in Jamaica

Jamaican health minister, Christopher Tufton during a press briefing at the Jamaica House confirmed that five Jamaicans have been infected with the Zika Virus.

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, March 6, 2016. play Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, March 6, 2016. (REUTERS/Alvin Baez)
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Jamaican health minister, Christopher Tufton during a press briefing at the Jamaica House confirmed that five Jamaicans have been infected with the Zika Virus.

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Tufton added that there might be more persons infected as the ministry is awaiting results of 145 samples that were sent to Trinidad and Tobago for testing.  

According to The Gleaner, four of the five confirmed cases resides in Portmore, St Catherine while the last person is from Lyssons, St Thomas.

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In a related news, The Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 confirmed the first known case of Zika virus in South Korea.

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