St. Vincent and the Grenadines is in the midst of Dengue Fever outbreak which has surpassed the numbers of this country’s last outbreak at 347 cases as of September 20th and has so far claimed two lives.
Minister of Health Hon. Luke Browne addressed the nation concerning the outbreak.
“The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment raised an alert on the Dengue outbreak in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as early as July when we noticed an uptick in the incidents of cases in this country.
Since that time, we have been carrying out and intensified fogging programs St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which has already served several communities and all our schools.
The Public Health Department’s Vector Control Unit routinely publishes its fogging schedule for upcoming periods.
On September 9th 2020, Cabinet approved $400,000 proposal by the Ministry of Health Wellness, and the Environment to carry out a project for the cleaning and clearing of rivers and streams with the objectives of eliminating breeding sites of mosquitoes and thereby curbing the incidents of Dengue.