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May 10, 2016 - Kingston, Jamaica

MPR Sets Up Emergency Task Force to Deal with the Zika Virus Threat

In response to the emerging Zika Virus threat faced in South America and the Caribbean, MPR has set up a task force to deal with the pandemic. This collaboration is with major hospitals and health institutions in affected regions such as Brazil, Jamaica, Argentina and Mexico.


The purpose of this task force will be to establish an advanced infrastructure to support research and treatment of the Zika Virus. This effort is being lead by the Ministry of Health and MPR's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lorenzo Gordon.

For any inquiries about this initiative, please reach out to Dr. Lorenzo Gordon at

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