After Chikungunya and Dengue, now it's Ziga fever alert in Haiti

It's like dealing with Cholera which was a gift from MINUSTAH to the Haitian people was not enough. We also had recent outbreaks of Chikungunya, Dengue and our major health scare about Ebola. Still we now have something new to deal with, the Zika virus infection. As a result of recent warning by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) of cases of Zika virus infection in our region, the Minister of Public Health in Haiti has implemented early warning system to detect potential cases of the Zika infection in the Haitian population. Mosquitoes are considered to be the primary vectors of the virus. So far all specimens of mosquitoes, tested have turned out negative.


Zika virus is transmitted to humans by infected mosquito and only in 18% of cases that the infected person will show a symptom. There is currently no vaccine. To prevent infection, cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants or use insect repellent.

What do you think?

Haitian Kreyol:

Apre Chikungunya ak Deng, kounye a nou nan Ziga lafyèv an Ayiti

Se tankou fè fas ak Kolera ki te yon kado ke MINUSTAH te bay pèp ayisyen an pa t 'ase. Nou te gen tou epidemi ki sot pase tankou Chikungunya, Deng. Yo te fè nou pè ak gwo maladi ki rele Ebola to. Nou genyen kounye a yon bagay nouvo pou nou fè fas ak li, se enfeksyon viris Zika.

Oganizasyon Pan American Sante (OPS / OMS) te soti yon not pou fè konnin ke fyev Zika nan rejyon nou an. Kòm yon rezilta, Minis Sante Piblik an Ayiti te aplike sistèm avètisman bonè pou detekte ka potansyèl de enfeksyon Zika an Ayiti. Moustik yo konsidere kom vektè prensipal viris la. Se konsa, tout espesimèn moustik teste te vire soti negatif.

Viris Zika transmèt nan moun pa moustik ki enfekte ak sèlman nan 18% nan ka moun sa a ki enfekte an ap montre yon sentòm. Pa gen kounye vaksen pou trete Zika. Pou prevensyon, kouvri ekspoze po, mete chemiz manch long ak pantalon long oswa itilize pwodui pou repouse moustik.

Maladi pap fini an Ayiti!

Ki sa ou panse?

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Larry Griffin says...

An all natural product called Virapress has shown benefit for all mosquuito borne disease (dengue and Chichengunya) and will probably show benefit for Zika.

It does nothing for the virus itself, it only borrows from the immune system of healthy calves and is taken in sub lingual form and allows the body to fight the disease.

Go to to learn about it, and respond if you want to try it against

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