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CHRISTIANSTED — No new cases of Zika were confirmed this week, as reported in today’s Zika surveillance report, according to the V.I. Department of Health. The total confirmed Zika cases remain at 12 cases, 11 of which are on St. Croix and one on St. Thomas, the Health Department said

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      Frank Bay on the island of St. John FREDERIKSTED – One beach on St. Croix and one beach on St. John have failed water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said

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If you were planning on popping a Lean Cuisine or DiGiorno in the oven for dinner, you might want to check your freezer. Nestlé issued a voluntary recall for certain DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffer’s products in the U.S. because they could contain small pieces of glass. The company recalled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 39-year-old St. Thomas man is the latest person in the territory to be confirmed as having contracted the Zika virus, according to the V.I. Department of Health. Meanwhile, the local health department says that it has 12 confirmed cases of Zika and another 79 suspected cases

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission, chaired by Violet Anne Golden, held a public hearing today to take testimony from local and national experts about the problems associated with gambling addictions. Keith Wyte, the executive director of the National Council on Problem Gaming, said if the territory follows

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ATLANTA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded an initial 90-day emergency contract to implement the USVI vector control plan, an important part of the territory’s response to Zika. Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) was selected by CDC as part of a national vector control contract

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BIRMINHAM, Ala. — Southern Med Law has launched a Zika virus Microcephaly birth defect Information page to provide the public with updates on the Zika virus outbreak and its possible association with microcephaly. The microcephaly birth defect is a congenital condition that leaves newborns with abnormally small heads and an underdeveloped

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RACINE, Wisc. — It is just the start of the U.S. mosquito season, but companies that make bug repellent are already running factories near capacity as they anticipate surging demand in response to the spread of the Zika virus. Repellent makers also are working with government agencies around the world

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Mill Harbour Condominiums on St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – Three beaches on St. Croix and three beaches on St. John have failed water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday afternoon that Frank Bay

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By DR. JENNIFER YOUNG/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Earthquakes are contrary things. Last week I was noting the absence of any significant seismic event and within hours of the publication of the digest, what should happen but the largest tremor of the year so far? Of

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