Report ZiIKV cases online - MoH
The Ministry of Health has started an online reporting system for symptoms associated with Zika and other diseases in a bid to be able to track them more effectively and in real time.
In recognition of the fact that not all persons see a medical doctor when they are ill, the Surveillance Self Reporting Survey allows any citizen with access to the Internet to enter information on recently experienced medical complaints or symptoms which may be associated with a disease that is of importance to the National Surveillance System.
The survey is applicable to a range of Communicable Diseases and protects the identity of anyone who is filling it out. This means that data cannot be used to pinpoint an individual and enhances the confidentiality of the document. It will also be easy to access the document as persons will not need to download and install an app but open the link that goes directly to the survey.
As a precaution, the Ministry of Health will validate and cross-check the findings of the Online Survey with reports from the routine and ongoing Sentinel Surveillance System. Persons are also being encouraged to provide accurate information required by the survey fields.
To access the survey, go to the Ministry of Health's website and click on Zika FAQs in the Public Education Resources section. Once you have clicked on the Zika FAQs, scroll down the page and go to the Surveillance Self Reporting Survey heading and click the link.
Individuals who wish to obtain more information may call the Ministry of Health or the nearest health centre. Persons may also visit our website at moh.gov.jm.