As of Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By NICO SCAVELLA
#Tribune Staff Reporter
UPDATE: The Ministry of Health has released the following statement:
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Officials at the Ministry of Health and the Department of Public Health (DPH) Wednesday reported one confirmed case of the Zika virus Infection in The Bahamas -- New Providence to be exact.
The confirmed case was contracted outside of The Bahamas and involved an adult, Bahamian male who recently traveled to Jamaica.
The male presented to a private physician at a private medical facility with symptoms including rash, fever, joint pains and headache. A blood sample was taken for testing and sent to a reference laboratory. A confirmed positive result was received on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.