Tag Archives: Outbreak

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 →

The Ministry Of Health Says It Is Putting Measures In Place To Prevent An Outbreak Of Measles Here

The Ministry says it also closely monitoring the Measles outbreak which has affected several areas in the United States and Mexico. Focal Point for Communicable Diseases and Immunization Ferosa Roach however says that there is no need for citizens here to be alarmed, given that St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been free of local… Continue Reading →

Ministry Of Health Is Taking Active Measures To Deal With The Chikungunya Outbreak

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is heightening its multidisciplinary response to Chikungunya throughout the country. A release from the Ministry says, as a consequence, during the next two weeks, the presence of Health professionals will be more evident in the a number of areas. These include the areas from Byrea to Fancy… Continue Reading →

Fight Against The Chikungunya Outbreak In SVG Continues

Efforts are continuing by the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment to address the Chikungunya outbreak in St Vincent and the Grenadines, with vector control measures and public sensitization programs currently taking place across the nation. The Ministry says to date, some three hundred and ninety six (396) cases of the mosquito-borne disease have… 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 →

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 →