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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.

October 7th, 2020
Nearly 60 confirmed dengue cases in VI! – CEHO E. Lionel Michael

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands now has close to 60 confirmed cases of dengue, Chief Environmental Health Officer (CEHO) Mr E. Lionel Michael is reporting.

February 24th, 2016
2 new cases of Zika, 3 new cases of dengue confirmed on St Croix


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The US Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed two additional cases of Zika — both female — on St Croix, US Virgin Islands, bringing the total cases to 4, according to a press release the Department of Health (D.O.H) issued late Tuesday February 23, 2016.

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


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.

November 28th, 2012
Poor handling of waste could lengthen fight against dengue – Carnel Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Head of the Environmental Health Division Mr Carnel Smith has indicated that the current issues of rodent infestation and dengue that are plaguing the Territory add to the already growing waste problem in existence. He further advocated for the implementation of a recycling programme to curb the problems being faced.

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