Zika Virus confirmed in St. Martin, Guadeloupe

The virus is transmitted by an infected Aedes Egypti mosquito
The virus is transmitted by an infected Aedes Egypti mosquito

The first case of the zika virus in French St. Martin has been biologically confirmed to health authority Agence Regional de Santé (ARS) of Guadeloupe, St. Martin and St. Barths by a laboratory in Marseilles, with another case confirmed in Guadeloupe.

The victims are a man residing in St. Martin and a girl in Grand Terre, Guadeloupe. St. Barths also has three suspected cases registered.

The French Institute for Public Health, L’Insitut de Veille Sanitaire (INVS), which already has published two bulletins on zika in the Antilles-Guiana region, said, “In all likelihood, the virus is going to spread rapidly throughout the Caribbean.”

Zika was confirmed in French Guiana and Martinique at the end of December.

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6 Comments

  1. Ketterling Ambrose-George, PhD, DPH
    January 21, 2016

    Zika is serious.

    It is now responsible for around 4000 cases of brain defect in babies in Brazil since October of last year: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/20/microcephaly-babies-brain-defect-brazil-zika-virus

    Like the AIDs virus, which the US has a patent on (as well as the Ebola virus), the Zika virus is said to hail from monkeys in Uganda (why is it that the African monkeys always get the blame???) : http://www.healthmap.org/site/diseasedaily/article/spotlight-zika-virus-insect-borne-std-2514

    Inform Darroux to give climate change and COP21 and break and start looking after business at home. Serious population control is on the cards for all of us and we need help my friends not empty words.

  2. January 20, 2016

    Wow, Not to far from our shores

  3. smdh
    January 20, 2016

    when will it be confirmed in Dominica? i got it just after Erica with all that stagnant water laying around and debris.

    • Ketterling Ambrose-George, PhD, DPH
      January 21, 2016

      Mozzies only take stuff from folk to folk. If no folk have the stuff, then we are all OK. But if the mozzies bit an infected monkey (so they will have us believe), our heads are in for a shrinking!

    • smdh
      January 21, 2016

      three people disliked this comment. Why? because the doctors haven’t put out an official statement. It has touched our shores already! when you get it that is what you will really dislike

  4. derp
    January 20, 2016

    must be in Dominica already, but the officials to slow as usual

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