Tag Archives: Mosquito

Ministry Of Health Launches Mosquito Breeding Ground Cleanup

The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment is taking further steps to rid the country of the aedes egypti mosquito, the vector, which is responsible for the spreading of the Zika Virus. Health Minister- Luke Browne announced at a Media conference this week that his ministry will be embarking on a massive nation-wide clean-up… Continue Reading →

Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Out Break In Brazil

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is advising Vincentians to take the necessary precautions in light of the mosquito-borne Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, which could possibly spread to other Caribbean islands, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The warning comes following meetings at the World Health Assembly currently taking place in Geneva,… Continue Reading →

Chikungunya Cases In St. Vincent and the Grenadines

There are now 369 confirmed cases of the Chikungunya virus in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. That’s according to the Chairman of the National Surveillance Committee in the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment, Dr. Rosmond Adams. Dr. Adams said most of the cases are confined to the grenadine island of Bequia. He said… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →