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277 more may have Zika

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

277 more may have Zika

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TWO MORE PREGNANT WOMEN are among the 277 suspected new cases of Zika in Barbados.

Senior medical officer for environmental health Dr Arthur Phillips made the confirmation after the opening session of a two-day symposium hosted by the University of the West Indies Regional Task Force on Zika at Hilton Barbados yesterday.

Phillips was expanding on remarks made by Minister of Health John Boyce during the session.

Boyce told participants that as of March 3 there were nine confirmed cases of Zika in the island. The number of pregnant women in that group remains at three.

Given the connection to babies being born with underdeveloped brains, pregnant women in affected countries have been asked to take extra precautions, and Barbados is no different.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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