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February 18th, 2016
Dominica rejects use of genetically modified mosquitoes

CARIBBEAN 360

ROSEAU, Dominica - Dominica wants no part of the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector that carries the Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses.

June 15th, 2015
Community leader warns against Zika virus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – A well-known community leader is calling on the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) to do more as it relates to the awareness of the Zika virus- a virus similar to the one that causes Chikungunya.

October 7th, 2014
Residents blamed for spread of Chikungunya

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Blame continues to be tossed around as Government and residents blame each other for the rampant breeding of mosquito especially as the disease Chikungunya is spreading and the victims believed to be numbering in the thousands.

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.

March 13th, 2014
Grenada Ministry of Health Forms Task Force on Chikungunya, Dengue

Caribbean journal

The virus has not come to Grenada, but Grenada’s Ministry of Health has formed a new mult-stakeholder task force on the health threats posed by the Chikungunya and dengue viruses in the Caribbean.

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