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April 12th, 2024
3 confirmed cases of dengue fever in USVI


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] VI Department of Health is calling on residents to increase their awareness of the symptoms associated with dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness. This comes in the wake of rising concerns following a dengue outbreak in neighbouring Puerto Rico.

March 28th, 2024
Record high dengue cases in Puerto Rico


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- “This year, cases of dengue have surpassed historical records,” said Puerto Rico’s Health Secretary Carlos Mellado López, as officials announced over 500 cases of the viral disease across the territory. Almost half of these are in the capital of San Juan, with more than 340 people needing to be hospitalised.

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.

January 13th, 2019
Dengue alert issued in Caribbean Region

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Residents of the Virgin Islands are being urged to take all necessary measures to protect themselves and eliminate all breeding places for mosquitoes from around their homes.

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.

October 19th, 2012
Environmental Health Division To Begin Emergency Fogging

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In an ongoing effort to protect the community from Dengue Fever and the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, the Environmental Health Division is advising the public that its emergency fogging schedule will begin on Wednesday October 24.

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