Photo and Caption

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Public Health
Release Date:
Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 11:17am

Residents of Cane Garden Bay are pictured during a Zika Awareness meeting held on August 29. Residents were educated on the impact of the Zika Virus and given tools to help prevent mosquito breeding following the confirmation of cases within the district on August 25. The panel of officials who presented to the community included Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ronald Georges; Acting Chief Environmental Officer, Mr. Minchington Israel; Marketing Manager for the BVI Tourist Board Mr. Keith Dawson; Second District Representative, Honourable Melvin Turnbull and Mr. Jonathan Oakes and Vaman Ramlall from Project Bug Out. For more information about the Zika Virus and Mosquito Vector Control, call the Environmental Health Division at 468-5110. (Photo Credit: Franklyn Skerritt/GIS)


Adrianna J. Soverall

Ministry of Health and Social Development
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Telephone: 1(284)468-2272 or 2174