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First imported case of Zika virus detected in Cuba


The first imported case of Zika virus has been detected in a 28 year old Venezuelan doctor from the state of Aragua, who arrived to the country on February 21, 2016 to begin postgraduate studies in gastroenterology, and was staying at the Machurrucutu student residence in the municipality of Bauta, Artemisa province, together with 37 other doctors. All individuals have been quarantined for epidemiological surveillance. (International Health Control).

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CARICOM representatives discuss impact of Zika virus

CARICOM Belice Belmopan

On February 16, in Placencia, Belize, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) initiated its 27th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, with an agenda focusing on the fight against the Zika virus, the UN Climate Change agreement and financial issues, reported PL.