Tag Archives: Virus

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 →