Health Ministry: Zika still a major concern in T&T

The Ministry of Health is warning that the spread of the Zika virus is still a concern for Trinidad and Tobago.

This comes in light of the World Trade Organisation declaring that Zika is no longer a global health emergency.

The following is a statement by the Ministry of Health.

"The Ministry of Health notes the recent declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) which states that the Zika virus is no longer a global public health emergency.

BREAKING: Health Ministry confirms first Zika-related microcephaly birth in T&T

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh has confirmed the first Zika linked microcephaly birth in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Minister made the announcement at a news conference held by the Ministry this afternoon.

The Minister says the Zika-related microcephaly birth occurred in early September and was confirmed via blood tests.

The Ministry of Health says, however, that it cannot give health status of the baby at this time.

We will update this report when we get more.

294 pregnant women have contracted Zika in T&T

The number of pregnant women who have contracted the Zika virus has risen to 294, a statement from the Ministry of Health says.

That figure is out of a total of 489 cases of Zika that have been officially registered.

The following is the statement from the Ministry of Health.

200 pregnant women diagnosed with Zika in T&T; 376 infections in total

The Ministry of health says 200 pregnant women have been diagnosed with the Zika virus out of a total number of 376 infections.

The Ministry issued an update on Zika infections today.

"The Ministry of Health, following consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) would like to inform the public that as of September 9th, 2016, the number of confirmed cases of Zika Virus in Trinidad and Tobago stands at 376. Eleven of these cases are in Tobago. The number of Zika positive pregnancies is 200.

How you're helping cause the spread of Zika

The Ministry of Health says citizens are not doing enough to stop the spread of the Zika virus.

The Ministry has issued a statement on the number of items found that are encouraging the breeding of mosquitoes.

The following is the statement by the Ministry of Health.