Ministry of Health & Social Development
Marine Transport
Release Date:
Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 4:24pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is encouraging boat owners Territory-wide to cover their vessels that are on land, in its ongoing effort to protect the community from Zika, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya,

The public is also urged to be vigilant in inspecting their premises for breeding sites and take corrective action including covering cistern openings and water catchments, and properly disposing of disused containers, tires or other potential water catchments.

For more information on the mosquito vector control activities, telephone the Environmental Health Division at 468-5110.


Adrianna J. Soverall

Ministry of Health and Social Development
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Email: ministryofhealth@gov.vg
Telephone: 1(284)468-2272 or 2174