Haiti – Zika detected in the 10 departments

Haiti - Health : Zika detected in the 10 departments

Wednesday Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume, Minister of Public Health took stock at a press conference on the evolution of Zika virus in Haiti. According to Dr. Paul Adrien of the direction of Epidemiology of Laboratory and of the Research (DELR), 125 cases were reported across the 10 departments of the country. West (35%) and the North (32%) have the largest number of cases, noting that these figures do not reflect reality because generally subjects with fever Zika do not refer systematically to a health center to be diagnosed and/or treated.

About the risks of transmission of Zika virus from mother to child during pregnancy with microcephaly threat to the fetus, Dr. Adrien indicated that no cases had been reported in pregnant women. It recommends that pregnant women use the collective and individual preventive measures (sleep under mosquito nets and use mosquito repellent creams to avoid being bitten by an infected mosquito).Read More

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