Health Officials Increase Monitoring For Zika

Women in St. Vincent and the Grenadines who are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, are among those across the region being advised by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to follow all the safety guidelines which have been set out in preparation for the fight against the Zika Virus.

The Zika Virus is a viral illness that is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes Aegypti mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are Fever, Rash, Joint pain, or Conjunctivitis.

PAHO’s Country Representative for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Anneke Wilson says while the Zika Virus has not yet been detected here, women should pay attention to information about the Virus and take safety measures.
Miss Wilson also advised pregnant women to seek professional advice before travelling.