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October 20th, 2023
Jahnai L. Caul blasts GM mosquito programme on VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- As controversy continues to brew over the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Virgin Gorda Community, as part of a mosquito reduction programme, one outspoken resident has blasted the programme’s organisers for not taking the concerns of residents seriously.

June 8th, 2023
Road Town, Purcell Estate & East End declared 'mosquito hotspots’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents in the Virgin Islands (VI) are being called upon to do what it takes to reduce all local mosquito breeding sites, as the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season gets underway in the VI.

October 12th, 2021
VI urged to work together to reduce mosquito breeding sites

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Deputy Chief Environment Health Officer, Henrietta Alexander, has called on everyone in the Virgin Islands to come together and do what is necessary to protect from vector-borne illnesses, including by first reducing mosquito breathing sites.

December 11th, 2019
VI seeing increase in reported dengue cases

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Government Epidemiologist Harmony Brewley has warned that the Virgin Islands (VI) is seeing an increase in the reported cases of dengue, a worrying trend she said since people are not doing enough to protect against mosquito bites.

October 2nd, 2019
VI has nothing to fear about release of 'sterile' male mosquitoes in USVI- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) make moves to control its mosquito population through the release of sterile male mosquitoes as a form of pest control, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), Dr Ronald E. Georges says the Virgin Islands has nothing to fear.

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


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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