NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (OCTOBER 07, 2016) — The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), dated October 07, 2016, concerning an update of the Zika Virus Disease on Nevis .
Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health on Nevis was informed of the first laboratory confirmed case of Zika Virus Disease on Nevis. This is the result of a test done in late August. The patient had no recent travel history, had mild symptoms, did not require hospitalization and was well within a few days. The sample was sent to the Caribbean Health Agency (CARPHA) from the Alexandra Hospital Laboratory.
The Ministry of Health wishes to reiterate that there is no need for alarm or panic.
This brings the Federation’s total number of laboratory confirmed cases to four. However, the number of suspected cases on Nevis, that is, persons showing symptoms suggestive of Zika Virus Disease, has risen to 57. (more…)