Three new Zika cases in Jamaica

March 18, 2016

The Ministry of Health has confirmed three additional cases of Zika virus infection, bring to four the number of affected persons in Jamaica, to date.

Two of the infected persons are from Christian Pen and Greater Portmore, St. Catherine, while the other is from Lyssons, St. Thomas.

The first Zika case was confirmed in February.

Doctors have linked the Zika virus to microcephaly which is the abnormal smallness of the head of infants which is associated with incomplete brain development. 

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