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First zika virus case confirmed in Haiti

Santo Domingo.- PAHO Communicable Disease and Health Analysis director Marcos Espinal on Thursday said the report of the first case of the zika virus has been confirmed in Haiti.

He said there are many people who will contract zika without knowing it.

“The zika virus isn’t a cause to go crazy. The diagnosis is for monitoring. The main thing here is to control the vectors (mosquitoes). The virus shouldn’t cause alarm among the population.”

He   said the main thing in this situation is to focus on prevention and education, trash collection and control the vectors in the water.

Speaking in a conference at hotel Sheraton, the official said the disease can be confusing and recommends treating the disease like dengue, “because that one kills.”

In the conference, Public Health deputy minister Nelson Rodriguez on Thursday announced a meeting with specialized companies, to which more than 1,000 doctors and nurses including regional directors were invited across the country.

Source: DT

Jan 14, 2016

Category: DR News |

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