Tag Archives: Disease

Fight Against Chikungunya Spread Continues

The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment is continuing to appeal to the public to work along with them in the fight against the Chikungunya viral disease here. This call was made by Chairman of the National Surveillance Committee in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Rosmond Adams as he highlighted that recent information shows… 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 →

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 →

Vector Control Unit Issues Strong Appeal To Public

The Vector Control Unit in the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment has issued a strong appeal for the support of the public in controlling the aedes egypti mosquito, the vector for the chikungunya disease, which is now present here. Minister of Health Clayton Burgin officially declared an outbreak of the disease here this… Continue Reading →

Ministry Of Health Monitors Chikungunya

The Ministry of Health is continuing to monitor the spread of the Chikungunya viral disease in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. On Thursday, the Ministry declared an outbreak of the disease, after three cases were confirmed in the Grenadine Island of Bequia. Speaking at the Media Conference, Medical Registrar within the Department of Primary Healthcare… Continue Reading →

Clayton Burgin And Dr. Rosmond Adams On Chikungunya

An outbreak of the Chikungunya disease in St. Vincent and the Grenadines was officially declared here yesterday by Minister of Health Wellness and the Environment Clayton Burgin. Minister Burgin confirmed the presence of the disease here, during a News Conference hosted by the Ministry of Health. Minister Burgin explained that this country may encounter some… Continue Reading →