Ministry of Health says it will soon engage schools in providing support for Zika preventative action
The Ministry of Health says very soon it will be engaging the schools in providing support towards the prevention of the introduction and spread of the Zika virus here.
PS in the Ministry of Health, Helen Royer, made the announcement at a Peer Helpers Awards ceremony last week.
She told the youth they too can play a significant role in keeping the environment clean.
Experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) are concerned over the fast spread of the virus and its devastating consequences particularly on pregnant women.
They have put the Zika virus in the same category of concern as Ebola, meaning that research and aid will be fast tracked to tackle the infection. Currently, there is no vaccine or medication to stop Zika. The only way to avoid catching it is to avoid getting bitten by the Aedes mosquitoes that transmits the infection.
The WHO has already warned that Zika is likely to "spread explosively" across nearly all of the Americas. More than 20 countries, including Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Martin, are reporting cases.
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