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 week, indicating there are now three confirmed cases of Chikungunya Disease in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The announcement was made at a News Conference hosted by the Ministry of Health on Thursday.
Among those addressing the event was Senior Environmental Health Officer, Danville Toney, who stressed the importance of public support in containing the disease.
During the Briefing the Ministry discussed symptoms of the disease, the Ministry’s response and what action the public must take in prevention and control.