Zika virus areas identified

Well informed sources have identified the areas from which the two first confirmed cases of Zika came.

According to information reaching the Times, once case was from the Castries North area and the other from Central Castries.

They were identified as a twenty-five year old male and a twenty-eight year old female.

Sources have said that the cases were confirmed yesterday by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

The confirmation was received after 4PM, it is reported.

Since the Times broke the story last night, the Ministry of Health has issued an invitation to the media to attend an “urgent” press briefing on the latest update and laboratory results on the Zika virus disease in Saint Lucia.

The Ministry said its officials will provide clarification on the latest information provided by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) about testing of suspected Zika cases in Saint Lucia, and respond to related questions from the media.

The press briefing has been scheduled for this morning at 9:AM in the conference room of the Ministry of Health, 2nd floor Sir Stanislaus James Building, Castries Waterfront.


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