Jamaica reports first Zika case

Jamaica reports first Zika case

TORONTO — Jamaica confirmed its first Zika virus case over the weekend.

The Jamaica Ministry of Health released a statement saying that a 4-year old boy was recovering after contracting the virus.

The World Health Organization is meeting today to decide if Zika should be considered a global emergency.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Public Health Agency of Canada have warned pregnant women to take precautions against mosquito bites when travelling to areas in Latin America and the Caribbean where there have been Zika outbreaks. The CDC says the mosquito-borne illness could be linked to a birth defect of the brain.

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