There are no reported cases of Zika virus infection here in SVG. Stringent measures are, however, being put in place to manage it, should it surface.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment has, therefore, amplified all efforts, with healthcare providers being briefed on the surveillance and clinical management of Zika.
Environmental surveillance has also been increased, with specific emphasis at our ports.
And, as part of a strategy to manage the threat of the Zika virus, a national clean-up drive is underway and is being led by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, with support from other Ministries and stakeholders, and is aimed at reducing the aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector which transmits the Zika, Chickungunya and Dengue viruses.