U.S. President Barack Obama calling for urgent action on Zika virus


This Zika virus is no joke. U.S. President Barack Obama is now calling for urgent action. It is officially not yet present here in Jamaica, but how is that possible if it has hit most other Caribbean countries, including nearby Haiti?

“The president emphasised the need to accelerate research efforts to make available better diagnostic tests, to develop vaccines and therapeutics, and to ensure that all Americans have information about the Zika virus,” the White House said in a statement.

It seems the government here is doing a better job this time of raising public awareness. But there doesn’t seem to be much fogging going on, nor are clean-up efforts visible. And we are not getting regular updates.

This Youtube video is a public announcement from the Ministry of Health and local doctor Michael Abrahams. Check it out.

1 thought on “U.S. President Barack Obama calling for urgent action on Zika virus

  1. I’m thinking about doing more research on this as they are making huge issues about Zika due to the birth defects; did they forget about the horrors of last years chickV because the press is down playing those symptoms as saying you may get a rash, some sore muscles, red eyes and that dengue is still the one to worry about because it is life threatening! It is news up here so why is Jamaica in the dark about the current info and how the info is being delivered? I heard UWI was heralding a new lab to work on these viruses. Still confused!

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