Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link to this AlterPresse.org report: Haiti-Health: More than 2,600 cases of Zika recorded from January to Date. Edited excerpt from the Google translation:
More than 2, 600 cases of Zika are reported across the country from January to date, the Minister of Public Health and Population, Daphne Benoit Delsoin, has told AlterPresse.
These figures from the Directorate of Epidemiological and Laboratory research and the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) concern cases of Zika that were diagnosed in hospitals of the country.
These figures are not exhaustive because the tests are not available in all health institutions, she acknowledges, indicating that the sites were installed to monitor the evolution of the disease.
She said that training sessions are conducted for health care providers to help diagnose possible cases of Zika in pregnant women.
According to the Directorate of Family Health (Dsf) of the MSPP, no cases of malformation due to Zika in pregnant women have been detected so far, the minister said.
Birth of a baby microcephalic
The past week, the first case of microcephaly from a Haitian was identified in Florida in a US hospital.
The Haitian national has given birth to a child with Zika-related microcephaly. The mother would already have been infected in Haiti with Zika before she was allowed to travel to the US for her delivery, according to analyses by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)" of the United States.
The CDC revealed that the woman was infected in October 2015; the first cases of the Zika virus were confirmed in Haitian territory in January 2016.