By Webster-Kerr K, Christie CDC, Grant A., Chin, D.; Burrowes, H.; Clarke, K.; Wellington, I.; Shaw, K.; De La Haye W.
Jamaica, along with the Americas, experienced major epidemics of arboviral diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in recent years. These include dengue fever in 2012, Chikungunya fever in 2014 and Zika virus infection (ZIKV) in 2016. We present the emergence of the ZIKV epidemic in Jamaica and outline the national response.
Published in: West Indian Medical Journal 2016;65(1):243-249. Epub, Sept; DOI:10.772/wimj.2016.488