Outbreaks

First case of Zika confirmed in Trinidad and Tobago

A medical researcher works on results of tests for preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at the Gorgas Memorial institute for Health Studies laboratory in Panama City

A medical researcher works on results of tests for preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at the Gorgas Memorial institute for Health Studies laboratory in Panama City  (Copyright Reuters 2016)

A 61-year-old woman was confirmed as the first Zika case in Trinidad and Tobago, the country's health ministry said on Wednesday.

The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) confirmed the case after testing a blood sample from the woman.

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