Mosquito-Borne Diseases

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Mosquito-borne diseases are spread during the rainy season or after heavy rains when mosquitoes are most prevalent. Outbreaks of Dengue Fever and Chikungunya Fever have occurred in the U.S. Virgin Islands in past years. Zika Virus has been documented in nearby Puerto Rico and on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Symptoms and prevention of these diseases are similar. Check the Centers for Disease Control links below for information on the potential health risks of these diseases.

Symptoms can include:

  • Rash
  • High fever
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Joint swelling and pain
  • Nausea/vomiting

Prevention and Precautions:

For more information read the National Park Service article on Zika, or visit Centers for Disease Control sites for information on mosquito-borne diseases.

Last updated: March 21, 2017

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