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Updated Information on Zika Virus as of 13 October 2016
The Public Health Department wishes to advise of a further update relating to the status of the Zika virus in the Cayman Islands.
Since the press release of October 12, Public Health officials are confirming that a pregnant lady from the George Town area has tested positive for Zika. The patient contracted the virus through local transmission.
The result follows on from another pregnant lady in George Town being confirmed with Zika last month, who also contracted the virus locally.
The total number of locally transmitted laboratory confirmed cases of the Zika is therefore now at 18. Laboratory diagnosed imported cases remain at 10, with one person having been confirmed positive since the update of 26 September. The total number of all laboratory confirmed cases, local and imported, is therefore 28.
Regional perspectives on the virus can be accessed by visiting the CARPHA website on http://carpha.org/zika. In addition, the global perspective can be accessed by visiting http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/zika/en/
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