Two cases of Zika virus confirmed in St. Lucia

Two cases of Zika virus confirmed in St. Lucia

Two cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in St. Lucia, reliable sources have told the Times.

The confirmation of the two cases came after 4:00p.m. today from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), according to reports.

One male, aged twenty-five, and a female aged twenty-eight, from the Castries area are listed as the two confirmed cases, according to sources.

Saint Lucia had until now, managed to remain Zika virus free while a number of countries around it, including Martinique, have reported infections from the mosquito borne illness.

Up to last month, Health authorities here were reporting that Saint Lucia was Zika virus free.

Zika Virus is present in Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, tropical areas of Southeast Asia, Oceania, and parts of Africa.

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 6, 2016 at 8:56 pm Reply

    hole chew par bor st lucia

  2. What's new
    April 6, 2016 at 9:05 pm Reply

    Yh yh yh… first cases my foot. This virus has been here from early this year, just only now being made public. So many cases yet none made known

  3. 12356
    April 6, 2016 at 9:45 pm Reply

    Why now …..eh

  4. The Commentator
    April 7, 2016 at 1:47 am Reply

    We are officially no longer a Zika-free country and a new public health threat is upon us.

  5. concerned citizen
    April 7, 2016 at 9:52 am Reply

    Smh, these ppl are very ridiculous.. Wat yall hidin dat for

  6. Anonymous
    April 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm Reply

    Wow lord help us all

  7. Joan David
    April 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm Reply

    We must take heed, clean your surroundings

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