A study conducted by Public Health England has revealed that 1 in 7 cases of Zika detected from travel to the Caribbean and Latin America region originated in St. Lucia.
The study, conducted on October 12, ranked St. Lucia 3rd at 20 cases, behind Jamaica ranked first at 34 cases and Barbados ranked second with 32 cases.
Travel to South America and Central America accounted for 33 and 30 cases respectively.
Beginning in Brazil in 2015, the current epidemic was deemed a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) earlier this year.
St. Lucia recorded its first case in April of this year.