Friday, June 21, 2024

Zika Virus

Potential Zika case returns back negative

The MOH confirmed the result from the first patient to be negative for Zika, but was tested positive for Dengue.

San Pedro Town prepping to combat Zika

Zika has spread across Latin American and Caribbean countries, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a global public health emergency.

What You Should Know About Zika Virus

Submitted by Projects Abroad Volunteer, Cassandra Janetzki-flatt What is Zika Virus? Zika virus is spread by mosquitos, and can cause an infection known as Zika fever....

SPTC and Ministry of Health unite for a Zika free San Pedro

With the recent Zika situation in the region, The San Pedro Town Council in conjunction with the Ministry of Health has embarked on a proactive approach to ensure that our island

CARICOM Heads to tackle key development issues at Belize Meeting

Advancing the regional response to the Zika threat will be among matters engaging CARICOM Heads of Government at their 27th Inter-Sessional meeting in Placencia, Belize, 16-17 February.

Belize is Zika free – for now

The Zika virus’ presence in 26 countries of the Americas, and its possible correlation to Microcephaly and other neurological disorders in new-born babies, have caused world-wide alarm among health authorities, prompting the WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan to call the first meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee in Geneva, Switzerland on February first.

SICA Member States Meet to Address Emergency Health Issues Associated with Spread of Zika Virus in the Region

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, officials from the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs of Belize participated in a regional videoconference organized SICA to discuss the regional health implications from the Zika virus.

Zika Virus spreading across the Americas

Zika is a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, and causes fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis, and birth defects.