Belize is ZIKA Free

Updated: March 22, 2016

Belize remains free of the ZIKA Virus. Of all the samples sent for testing, all of them have returned negative for the virus. CEO in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ramon Figueroa shared more good news.


“Yesterday we were discussing it with the director of health services and I was informed that we have sent out only four samples and four samples have returned negative. At this point in time as far as I am concerned we don’t have any case of interest, anything that seems to indicate any  case of Zika so hopefully we can continue along that path. We are also discussing the fact that even Dengue seems to now be going down for Belize so we’ve had some positive results either because there is not much rain or because of the interventions that we’ve had in partnership with town boards and city councils in the cleaning campaign especially because of Zika.”