Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disesae.

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.

One reply on “280 cases of chikungunya confirmed in SVG”

  1. This is what happen when you cut preventative services. They always like to say that the NDP did nothing well guess what, the NDP sprayed the country for mosquitoes a few times a year to prevent these kinds of things from happening. What is the ULP government doing about the issue? you have to be proactive in government, not reactive.

  2. Mr. Minister, You need to continue whatever you are doing in Bequia throughout the entire island. Mosquito and the viruses it carries is rampant through the entire island. Get all communities on side to fight the mosquito problem. In April you lied about chikungunya in SVG, don’t try that crap again. People lives and health are at risk. Try to eradicate the mosquito problem. It can be done, just use your head to find solutions.

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