Tag: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Jif Peanut Butter Under Recall For Potential Salmonella Contamination

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating an outbreak of salmonella infections that is possibly linked to Jif peanut butter products. The J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall for its creamy, crunchy, natural and reduced fat peanut butter products that were distributed nationwide, with […]

Governor Bryan Tests Positive for COVID-19

Chief Executive cancels all public appearances and is self-quarantining in accordance with CDC and V.I. Department of Health guidelines CHRISTIANSTED — After returning to the territory on Tuesday afternoon following a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., and Miami, Governor Albert Bryan tested positive for COVID-19 early this morning. While Governor Bryan is asymptomatic and in good […]

Health Department Warns New COVID-19 Cases Are On The Increase And To Take Heed

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Health officials are asking residents to be cautious as the number of new coronavirus cases is increasing on a daily basis. The warning comes on the heels of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health detecting seven cases of the BA.2 Omicron subvariant in the territory — five cases on St. Croix […]

Health Officials Say 7 Cases of Highly Infectious ‘Stealth Omicron’ Variant Detected

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Health officials have confirmed the territory’s first few cases of the highly-infectious BA.2 Omicron sub-variant of COVID-19. In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the Virgin Islands Department of Health said five cases were identified on St. Croix and two on St. Thomas and they were confirmed as the so-called “Stealth Omicron” variant […]

CDC Scraps COVID Warning For Cruise Travel After 2 Years

ATLANTA —The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday removed its COVID-19 notice against cruise travel, around two years after introducing a warning scale showing the level of coronavirus transmission risk on cruise ships. The move offers a shot of hope to major U.S. cruise operators such as Carnival Corp, Royal Caribbean Group […]

Health Department Confirms 110th COVID-19 Death In The Territory

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health has confirmed the 110th death related to COVID-19 in the territory since the pandemic began in March 2020. The deceased is a 77-year-old man on St. Croix, according to Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion speaking at Government House’s COVID-19 update this afternoon. “The entire Department of Health family […]

CDC Lowers COVID-19 Warnings For Cruise Ships And Some Caribbean Islands

MIAMI — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday moved several popular beach destinations — as well as cruise ship travel — into categories at lower risk of spreading the coronavirus. The public health agency reassigned travel warnings for nine vacation destinations in the Caribbean and Atlantic from Level 4 — which means […]

3 Vaccines Every Employee Should Have

Getting vaccinated against diseases like the flu, shingles, and COVID-19 is the best way to protect yourself from infection and possible lifelong side effects. Read this article for more details. The COVID-19 virus doesn’t seem like it’s going away anytime soon. With that in mind, it’s important that we keep our workers safe from possible […]

Department of Health Updates Residents On Legionella Bacteria Found In Territory

CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly briefing on Monday, the Virgin Islands Department of Health gave an update on cases of Legionella bacteria and advised residents how they can avoid illness caused by the bacteria, which can cause severe pneumonia. Deputy Commissioner of Health Reuben Molloy said there was one instance of Legionella bacteria on […]

Health Department Offers Tips To Prevent Legionnaire’s Disease After Cases Detected Here

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been detected in St Thomas and St Croix, the Health Department warns. Legionnaires’ disease, a type of severe pneumonia, is caused by breathing in tiny droplets of water containing Legionella bacteria. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, many residents rely on cisterns for water for showering and other […]