Zika: stable situation on the territory

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Since the start of surveillance in Saint Martin, only one person has been confirmed biologically infected with the Zika virus, according to the latest epidemiological bulletin from the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS).

In Saint-Martin, no new case has therefore been detected biologically. Since the end of January, the territory has been at level 2 of the epidemic surveillance, alert and management program (Psage): "Beginning indigenous viral circulation". In Saint-Barthélemy, no biologically confirmed case of Zika has yet been identified. Protection against mosquitoes is the key to the fight against the virus, recalls the institute. Any doctor (clinician or biologist) must immediately report suspected cases to the Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy Health Agency (ARS) at the following number: 05 90 41 02 00 or by email: ars971-Alert @ ars .sante.fr.

WHO: update on clinical trials of vaccines 

The World Health Organization (WHO) said last Friday that large-scale clinical trials of Zika vaccines should not start before 18 months.

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