Philippines Is Still Zika Virus Free According To Department Of Health

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There are confirmations from the Pan America Health Organizations that there are several states that are having an outbreak because of the newly discovered Zika Virus. However, the Department of Health clearly says that Philippines is still free from the said virus.

 

They assured the citizens that the Philippines is still Zika Virus Free. They also announced that they are preparing the measures including the testing kits.
“Worldwide, the local transmission of the Zika virus within the last nine months had been confirmed in 28 countries, mostly in Latin America. The Philippines is not on this list,” the Health Secretary Janette Garin said.

 

 

“However, the vector Aedes aegypti mosquito—the same type of mosquito that spreads dengue, Chikungunya and yellow fever—is in the Philippines so we are very aggressive in our surveillance and information dissemination,” Garin added.