1.6 Million for 3-Month Dengue outbreak response

By Admin. Updated 6:07 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Health Minister Luke Brown on the front lines, operating a fogging machine. Photo: Luke Brown’s Facebook page.

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment revealed its comprehensive Dengue Response Project today (October 2).

The purpose of the project is to respond to the current dengue outbreak in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in which six (6) people have died and 514 confirmed as infected with dengue.

The Cabinet-approved vector control project will run from October 2020 to January 2021 and will cost some EC $1.6 million dollars.

At a press conference today, Health Minister Luke Brown said the project includes nationwide fogging and surveillance at all major ports of entry; cleaning and clearing of rivers, streams, and drainage systems; and communication and health promotion interventions.

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