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CARIBBEAN: New case of Zika detected in Guyana

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Daniele Ferreira dos Santos holds her son Juan Pedro as he undergoes visual exams at the Altino Ventura foundation in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil yesterday. *Photo credit: Jamaica Observer

Daniele Ferreira dos Santos holds her son Juan Pedro as he undergoes visual exams at the Altino Ventura foundation in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil yesterday. *Photo credit: Jamaica Observer

INEWS GUYANA – Health Minister Dr George Norton announced a few minutes ago that another case of the dreaded Zika virus has been detected in Guyana.

It is understood that a teenager from Eccles, East Bank Demerara has been detected with the virus. The infected patient is a 16-year-old male resident of Eccles.

The Health Ministry assures that they are taking every step to ensure that the spread of the virus remains under control.

Dr Norton, a month ago, announced that the first case of the zika virus has been detected in Guyana.

Norton explained that the presence of the virus was confirmed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency in Trinidad and Tobago.

The agency detected the virus in a sample of blood sent from Guyana to the agency. The Ministry of Health was informed about the detection on January 12, Norton reported.

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