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Territorial Epidemiologist Reminds Community to Stay Vigilant Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

While there is currently no established transmission of dengue in the territory, according to the V.I. Department of Health, Territorial Epidemiologist Ester Ellis is mindful of the ever-present threat.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito can carry the Zika or the dengue virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Op-Ed: Dengue and COVID-19 Make a Dangerous Combo

One of the advantages of living in the USVI is being able to see how things play out on the mainland. We then can evaluate how we can adjust accordingly.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito can carry the Zika or the dengue virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Dengue’s V.I. Reappearance Makes Mosquito Control Paramount

The V.I. Health Department reported Wednesday a small number of Virgin Islanders have tested positive for the unpleasant, mosquito-borne illness dengue in recent weeks, marking its first lab-confirmed return since 2017.

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