The US Centers For Disease Control, CDC, is warning Americans that “many Caribbean destinations are still at risk for Zika!”
St Vincent and the Grenadines are among Caribbean countries which remain on that list.
The warning comes as the CDC also urged Americans to postpone travel to areas severely affected by the hurricanes in the Caribbean region because of serious health and safety risks that may be present while medical care may be limited or unavailable.
The agency said contaminated drinking water and reduced access to safe water, food, and shelter in some areas may create conditions for outbreaks of infectious diseases such as, Zika, leptospirosis, dengue, hepatitis a, typhoid, vibriosis, and influenza.
CDC list of zika risk areas in the Caribbean also include, Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; The Bahamas; Barbados; Bonaire; British Virgin Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a US territory; Saba; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin, Sint Eustatius; Sint Maarten; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; US Virgin Islands