Tag Archives: Aedes Aegypti

Chikungunya Outbreak Appeal The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment

The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment is appealing for the co-operation of the public in helping to control the outbreak of the Chikungunya viral disease here. Chikungunya is transmitted to humans by the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash…. Continue Reading →

More Cases Of Chickungunya In SVG

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that there are now thirty-nine confirmed laboratory cases of the Chickungunya virus in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Ministry says there are thirty-seven on Bequia and two on the mainland. The Ministry says it is continuing to implement vector control activities against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito that causes… Continue Reading →

Chikungunya Disease Eradication

The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment will continue intensified vector control activities this week, as efforts continue to contain the spread of the Chikungunya viral disease here. This follows the announcement last week that there are now fifteen confirmed cases of the chikungunya in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, all on the grenadine… Continue Reading →

Destroy Mosquito Breeding Sites

Vincentians are again being encouraged to take the necessary steps to destroy mosquito breeding sites throughout the country, as the nation struggles to contain the spread of the chikungunya disease. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is among a growing list of countries in the Eastern Caribbean, with confirmed cases of chikungunya, a virus similar to… Continue Reading →

Claudette Laidlow-Williams On Chikungunya

Vincentians who intend to travel are being advised to take the necessary precautions to curtail the spread of the chikungunya disease. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is among a growing list of countries in the Eastern Caribbean, with confirmed cases of chikungunya, a virus similar to dengue, transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Three cases… Continue Reading →