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Zika virus cases on the increase: Women urged to delay couples urged to delay pregnancy

2016/01/24 07:20 PM

By: Jeff

Kingston, Jamaica - Last Monday the Ministry of Health of Jamaica warned citizens via website that to delay becoming pregnant for the next six to twelve months and those already pregnant to take extra precaution to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes given the possible link between Zika virus infection and Microcephaly.

Minister of Health, Hon. Horace Dalley says although there is no absolute proof the evidence is strong enough for the ministry to take the position in seeking to prevent any possible adverse outcome to pregnant women.

Minister Dalley is calling on every citizen to play their part in taking the necessary steps to rid their communities of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which transmits the zika virus.

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