280 Cases Of Chikungunya Confirmed In SVG

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment has announced that there are now two hundred and eighty confirmed laboratory cases of the Chikungunya virus in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Chairman of the National Surveillance Committee in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Rosmond Adams tells NBC News two hundred and seventy-four of these cases are on the Grenadine Island of Bequia and six on mainland St. Vincent

He said the Ministry is continuing to work along with stakeholders to hold public sensitization programs and develop a National program to contain the spread of the Chikungunya Virus.

Dr. Adams said the Ministry of Health is carrying out vector control activities to eliminate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which transmits the Chikungunya virus