Zika Update (September 26, 2016)

from Government of the Bahamas
Published on 26 Sep 2016 View Original

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that as of 26th September, 2016 fourteen (14) confirmed cases of Zika have been recorded on the island of New Providence. All cases sought medical attention after having symptoms suggestive of Zika virus infection. All patients have been treated for associated symptoms and are doing well. Based on the histories received from the cases it has been determined that there is a mix of travel associated and local transmission.

The Ministry of Health is intensely monitoring the situation with an active surveillance programme within the Department of Public Health, and in partnership with the Department of Environmental Health is continuing its intense vector control and mosquito management.

If you think you or your family member might have Zika virus infection please visit your doctor or your nearest health care provider. For further information you may contact the National Disease Surveillance Unit at 502-4776, 502-4790, 376-3809 or 376-4705.