Cayman confirms 10th imported Zika case

The number of imported cases of the Zika virus has increased to 10, while locally transmitted Zika cases remain at 17, according to the latest Public Health Department figures.

Since the last update on Sept. 26, five results were received from the Caribbean Public Health Agency in Trinidad. Four were negative and one was a positive imported case, health officials noted in a press release issued Wednesday.

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There are no additional cases of pregnant women testing positive for Zika in the latest statistics. One pregnant woman tested positive last month.

The government, health officials and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit are holding public meetings about the virus throughout the Cayman Islands.

The next meeting will be at the Bodden Town Civic Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

For the most up-to-date information on the Zika virus in the Cayman Islands, see the Compass’s Zika page.