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 that there are now thirty nine confirmed laboratory cases of the Chikungunya virus in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Dr. Adams said there are thirty seven cases on the Grenadine island of Bequia and two on the mainland.

He is also calling on the public to assist them with the fight against the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito which transmits the Chikungunya virus and other Vector Borne Diseases.

Dr. Adams said they have also intensified their vector control measures while continuing to educate the public about the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito and the Chikungunya virus.

Chikungunya causes fever, severe joint pain, muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash.