Jamaica: #Zika Update…On the Ministry of Health Website, No Less!


Here is some good news, in terms of the sharing of information from the Ministry of Health. My fellow blogger Susan Goffe has been following the “Zika Saga” very closely and has been concerned that the stats have not been posted regularly on the Ministry website. So this is good, and I thought I would share her post with you.

Right Steps & Poui Trees

Christopher-Tufton-WebListening to the news at midday today, I heard a report of an update given by Minister of Health Christopher Tufton about the current situation with the zika virus here in Jamaica. As the news report was read, I madly tried to scribble down the figures being given…number of reported, suspected and confirmed cases, etc. I was particularly interested in the number of pregnant women reported with suspected cases of zika. I thought I heard 88, and began to comb the news sites online and on social media to see if I could track down the figure. No luck. I was about to send Minister Tufton a tweet or to call Power 106 to see if I could speak with someone in their news room.

And then I decided to check the Ministry of Health website, though I had little hope of finding any current figures there, based on past…

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