The number of confirmed cases of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) now stands at 280.
The Ministry of Health said on Thursday that 274 cases have been confirmed on Bequia and six on mainland St. Vincent.
“Given that the cases are located primarily on Bequia, the ministry continues to engage individuals, community groups, civil society and other stakeholders on that Grenadine island to collaborate to eliminate breeding places for the aedes aegypti mosquito that is the carrier of the virus,” the Ministry said in a press release.
“The ministry, therefore, seeks the cooperation of everyone as it continues public outreach programmes and vector control measures,” the release said.
The Ministry said active surveillance continues and early detection and treatment are paramount in the fight against the chikungunya virus that was confirmed here in SVG last month.