Last night I was very puzzled when I took a look at PAHO/WHO’s Zika – Epidemiological Update for April 28, 2016. These updates are posted weekly on their website.
In the section on Incidence and Trends, the April 28 Update had the following about Jamaica:
Where exactly do we stand in terms of the Zika outbreak in Jamaica? This report seems to be saying that the outbreak here began in October 2015 (EW 39), when there was one reported suspected case. The highest number of suspected cases (162) was reported in the first week of February 2016 (EW5), with decreasing numbers of suspected cases susequently. Is this pattern agreed by the Ministry of Health (MOH)? If so, what does this mean in terms of expected incidence of zika? And if not, what does the MOH say about where we are in terms of the…
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