Efforts Are Being Made To Prevent Any Zika Threat In SVG

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment hosting a meeting today with a broad range of stakeholders to address the national response to the Zika Virus.

This meeting is designed to address the Ministry’s strategy to manage the threat of the Zika virus, in particular, a National Clean-up Drive, aimed at reducing the aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector which transmits the Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue viruses.

The Ministry says the participation of all stakeholders is vital to the success of this effort.

The Meeting is being attended by representatives from the Ministry of Tourism; the Tourism Authority; the Hotel Association; the Ministry of Agriculture; the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Pan American Health Organization.

The OECS Member States on Tuesday agreed to take a coordinated approach to control the management of the spread of the Zika Virus and have asked that all Member States launch a cleanup campaign, in keeping with the ongoing strategies within the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, including Integrated Vector Control.