A clarion call is made for all Grenadians and visitors alike to join forces in the fight against Zika and other mosquito borne diseases.
According to the latest information from the Ministry of Health the spread of Zika in Grenada is real. To date, there are 56 confirmed and 352 suspected cases of Zika. However, a number of Zika-related symptoms, and symptoms of other mosquito borne viruses have been reported in every parish of our tri island state. It has therefore become absolutely necessary to focus the fight on the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, the vector for these diseases.
Attention has focused on the danger of microcephaly and its effect on unborn babies, but Zika can also cause Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare and sometimes life-threatening condition in which the immune system attacks the nerves of the body, causing paralysis.
The Ministry of Health and the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) are collaborating with public and private entities as well as the general public, in a national clean-up campaign as an urgent response to this imminent threat.
All of Grenada are encouraged to join their communities to initiate this fight for our nation’s sake.
The clean-up on Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, 21 August 2016, will take place simultaneously in all parishes throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique beginning 6 am on both days.
This clean-up is part of a continuous campaign against the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes in Grenada, until it no longer poses a serious threat to our beautiful nation.