(CNS): A woman in George Town who tested positive for the Zika virus who has no relevant travel history became the twentieth person in Cayman to pick-up the mosquito-bourne virus this week. Public health officials confirmed that the total number of laboratory tested cases of Zika is now 30, which includes those who were infected overseas, though it is believed that many more people may have had the virus did not contact healthcare providers.
The department recently completed a series of town hall meetings in all districts, where detailed information was available to the public about the spread of Zika and its risks, especially for pregnant women. Officials stated that the woman who tested positive this week is not pregnant.
Further information about Zika can be found here. Regional perspectives on the Zika virus can be accessed by visiting the CARPHA website here. In addition, the global perspective can be accessed here.