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Usamate Confirms Zika Virus In the West

The Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate has confirmed a Zika virus case in the Western Division. Mr Usamate said she had been treated. “We are advising people
08 Mar 2016 11:08
Usamate Confirms Zika Virus In the West
Zika Virus

The Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate has confirmed a Zika virus case in the Western Division.

Mr Usamate said she had been treated.

“We are advising people to take preventive measures like destroying all breeding places for mosquitoes. Zika has been found in our neighbouring islands like Samoa and Tonga,” Mr Usamate said.

“There is an ongoing programme to raise awareness on Zika to help people understand the disease,” he said.

Mr Usamate said the Zika virus was a minor virus here compared to dengue fever.

This is in terms of it becoming an epidemic.

 

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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