Chief Environmental Health Officer, Anthony Scotland told media on Wednesday, that four more cases of the dreaded Zika Virus have been confirmed in Dominica.
Scotland is now advising the general public to focus on prevention.
The Zika virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito, the same mosquito that transmits Chikungunya and Dengue. Symptoms include fever, joint and muscle pain, conjunctivitis, headache, weakness, rash and swelling of the lower limbs.
Scotland says “It’s an ongoing constant work, it has to become part of us in terms of we understanding the mosquito biology and how to manage it,” he stated. “I see it as becoming part of our lives right now.”
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