Barbados finds eight suspected cases of H1N1, Zika viruses

Jan 12, 2016 | Caribbean, NEWS | 0 comments

Health authorities in Barbados have reported eight suspected cases of the H1N1 and Zika viruses. Health Minister John Boyce says samples have been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency for confirmation. Boyce says that although he is aware of public concern over a new disease, residents of Barbados should use simple measures to prevent mosquito breeding around their homes, businesses and communities. The mosquito-borne Zika virus was reported in the Caribbean for the first time in June 2015. Illness resulting from infection is usually mild, and it is not considered to be as severe as Dengue or Chikungunya. Symptoms are similar to those of the seasonal flu and include: cough, fever, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, body aches, headaches, chills, and fatigue.
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