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
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
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
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
CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Education and Health officials are grappling with sewage problems at two schools on St. Croix that led to earlier dismissals of students this week. The Department of Health said it received telephone calls on Monday morning, March 6th at about 8:15 a.m. from the Department of Education
Guyana Sparks Fears In The Region By Stating That It Does Not Have The Ability To Detect Ebola Virus
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Public Health Ministry is suspicious of a new virus coming into play and hopes that samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) could give some confirmation. Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton told members of the media on Friday that a large number of
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said Friday that all of the beaches tested safe for swimming and fishing. DPNR said it determined that after its Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program evaluated water quality at 33 popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to commemorate the start of the construction of the University’s medical facilities. Virgin Islands leaders, UVI administrators, faculty, staff and the medical community attended the Medical School Classroom Building groundbreaking on March 2, on the St.
WASHINGTON – A dozen new Zika cases are raising worries that the virus may be more easily contracted through unprotected sex than originally believed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that they’re investigating 12 cases where the women’s only known exposure to the Zika virus was through
SAN JUAN — The U.S. government on Tuesday filed complaints against a pest control company in Puerto Rico and two businessmen for the illegal use of a toxic pesticide that nearly killed an American family in neighboring St. John. The Environmental Protection Agency said the businessmen used methyl bromide to