Zika Update

Authored by: Ministry of Health
Source: Ministry of Health
Date: October 11, 2017

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that as of November, 2016, there are no new cases of Zika reported. At that time, there were twenty-five (25) confirmed cases of Zika recorded in the Bahamas: twenty-three (23) on the island of New Providence, one (1) on the island of Bimini and one (1) on the island of Eleuthera. All cases sought medical attention after having symptoms suggestive of Zika virus infection. All clients were treated for associated symptoms and did well. Based on the histories received from the cases, it was determined that there was a mix of travel-associated and local transmission.

As of 11th October, 2017, there are still no new reported cases of Zika.

The Ministry of Health with an active surveillance programme within the Department of Public Health is continually monitoring the situation, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Health, is continuing its intense vector control and mosquito management.

If you think you or your family member might have Zika virus infection please visit your doctor or your nearest health care provider. For further information you may contact the National Disease Surveillance Unit at (242) 502-4776, (242) 502-4790, (242) 376-3809 or (242) 376-4705.