Health officials in Puerto Rico are reporting 101 additional Zika virus infections on the island during the past week, according to a news release Monday (computer translated).
Sixteen of the cases were reported in pregnant women.
This brings the total locally transmitted cases to 350 and 40 in pregnant women.
In addition, Secretary of the Department of Health, Ana Ríus Armendariz noted that two additional cases of Guillain Barre syndrome (GBS). “As a government we must continue carrying the message of prevention all levels. As already mentioned, the joint work between Government, community and private companies is vital to reduce the risk of contagion”.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today updated the travel notice for Puerto Rico over Zika virus.
In Haiti, Dr. Paul Adrien, Epidemiology Director, Laboratory and Research of the Ministry of Public Health announced that nationwide as of 16 March, 1,777 cases of Zika fever were reported by health facilities since the first confirmed case in Haiti in the West Department, according to a iciHaiti report (computer translated).
l’Ouest Department reported the most cases with 735, or 41 percent of cases on the island.