Mosquito Borne Disease
There are two mosquito transmitted diseases (virus), Dengue, and Chikungunya Fever, now in the Caribbean. Both viruses are transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes, which have black and white stripes markings. Please take a look at link information. More »
Eastern National is a non-profit cooperating association, operating in more than 150 national parks and other public trusts. Eastern National currently operates educational retail outlets in 30 states, from Maine to Florida and the Caribbean. They have been and continue to be the cooperating association at Virgin Islands National Park. Eastern National products, programs and publications have a strong educational value. Profits from our activities are donated to the National Park Service and our other partners to further support their educational and interpretive programs. Bookstore locations can be found at Trunk Bay and the park’s visitor center. Purchases of some items can also be made online by visiting eparks.
Did You Know?
The Spiny Sea Urchin has long spines that can readily penetrate the skin on the slightest touch, causing severe pain and possibly allergic reactions. Because the barbs cannot be completely removed, soaking affected areas in vinegar can speed up the in-body dissolving time, typically 3-4 weeks.