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August 14th, 2017
What about health risks?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While all focus seems to be on getting the island of Tortola clean and back to normal, there are lingering worries about the possibility of outbreaks in illnesses especially due to the presence of heavy dust and breeding of mosquitoes.

August 24th, 2016
5 cases of Zika virus confirmed in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of frequent reports, including on social media, that persons had contracted the Zika virus in the territory, the Ministry of Health and Social Development has confirmed five cases of the Zika virus in the Virgin Islands.

July 20th, 2016
9 new cases of Zika bring USVI’s total to 56

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The Zika virus, which is continuing to grow as a devastating disease in the Caribbean and Latin America, jumped by 9 new cases in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) this week, according to the Department of Health, bringing the total number of cases to 56.

September 23rd, 2014
‘Fogging not a remedy against Chikungunya!’ – Carnel W. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chief Environmental Health Officer Carnel W. Smith has warned that fogging is not a remedy against the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus and that residents must take the responsibility of removing containers and other receptacles that may gather water from around their premises.

December 13th, 2013
Chickungunya Virus Detected In St. Martin, Virgin Islands On Alert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Health officials are on alert for the Chickungunya virus, a viral disease transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes, after ten confirmed cases have been reported in St. Martin.

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