Friday, January 8, 2016
Samples of 5 suspected cases of zika send to US
The Minister of Health said they expect results next week
At least five cases of febrile rash illness, with similar clinical characteristics to Zika virus, have been detected in the country and the samples sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta to be discarded or confirmed, whose Results are expected next week.
This was revealed yesterday the Minister of Public Health, Altagracia Guzman Marcelino, who said the CDC results are important because it confirms whether at home or not indigenous circulation of the virus. He said samples were taken from patients in different parts of the country and one of them in addition to fever and rash presented conjunctivitis.