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Buzzfeed Reports: Pregnant Tourists & Bermuda

Buzzfeed Reports: Pregnant Tourists & Bermuda

BuzzFeed News recently did a story looking into Bermuda as a Zika-safe-haven and how this has led to a boom in pregnant tourists visiting the island. The story says, “The recent spread of Zika virus, which causes serious birth defects such as microcephaly, has sent pregnant women, and women who plan to become pregnant, on a hunt for safe vacation... Read more of this article

Carnival Goers Urged To Protect Against Zika

Carnival Goers Urged To Protect Against Zika

The Department of Health is urging people “travelling to Trinidad and Tobago for the upcoming carnival to protect themselves against Zika virus, which is present in Trinidad and Tobago.” Minister of Health and Seniors, Jeanne Atherden said, “I urge carnival goers to protect themselves against the Zika virus due to its potential to cause... Read more of this article

Govt Confirms Second Case: Imported Zika Virus

Govt Confirms Second Case: Imported Zika Virus

The Department of Health confirmed that a “person who recently travelled to a Zika-affected country” has been diagnosed with Zika, which represents the second confirmed imported [travel-related] case of Zika virus in Bermuda. “Although widespread, ongoing local transmission remains unlikely, the public is asked to guard against mosquito... Read more of this article

First Imported Case Of Zika Virus In Bermuda

First Imported Case Of Zika Virus In Bermuda

The Department of Health confirmed that a “person who recently travelled to a Zika-affected country has been diagnosed with Zika” which “represents the first confirmed imported [travel-related] case of Zika virus in Bermuda.” “This person was known to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] and Vector Control as a... Read more of this article

Suspected Cases Of Zika Virus In Bermuda

Suspected Cases Of Zika Virus In Bermuda

The Ministry of Health and Seniors has confirmed that there are “several people who recently returned from overseas who are suspected of having Zika virus.”A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health and Seniors does not discuss the specifics of individual cases, but can confirm that there are several people who recently returned... Read more of this article

New Mosquito Traps Targeting Aedes Albopictus

New Mosquito Traps Targeting Aedes Albopictus

In an effort to kill the species of mosquitoes that could potentially carry Zika virus, the Department of Health’s Vector Control team is placing In2Care Mosquito Traps around Bermuda. Close up of the mosquito trap“Bermuda is currently Zika free. In addition, Bermuda does not have the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the most common and most... Read more of this article

Beenie Man Contracts Zika, Skips Canada Show

Beenie Man Contracts Zika, Skips Canada Show

[Updated] Reggae artist Beenie Man — who performed in Bermuda on July 27th — has apparently contracted the Zika Virus, causing him to miss a scheduled performance in Canada. During his performance in Bermuda the singer told the crowd he was feeling sick and unofficial reports suggest he was visibly ill backstage following his performance.In... Read more of this article

New Mosquito Traps: Effort To Prevent Zika Virus

New Mosquito Traps: Effort To Prevent Zika Virus

The Department of Health’s Vector Control team today [June 28] announced that it will be piloting the In2Care Mosquito Trap in Bermuda in the ongoing campaign to control mosquitoes. “Bermuda is currently Zika free. As part of a concerted effort to keep the island Zika free, these new mosquito traps are designed to specifically attract the Aedes... Read more of this article

Bermuda 2000 Appointed NOsquito Distributor

Bermuda 2000 Appointed NOsquito Distributor

Bermuda 2000, operators of the RUBiS Causeway Service Station, said have been appointed the exclusive distributor in Bermuda for NOsquito, a product they said is designed to help combat the spread of the Zika virus, and other vector diseases spread by mosquito. Graeme Hagen, Owner of Bermuda 2000 said: “With the spread of the ZIKA virus throughout... Read more of this article

Bermuda Marks Mosquito Awareness Week

Bermuda Marks Mosquito Awareness Week

Eliminating mosquito breeding sites, avoiding mosquito bites, and protecting pregnant women from Zika virus are the key messages of the inaugural Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, launched yesterday by the Caribbean Public Health Agency [CARPHA], the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] and the CARICOM Secretariat. With the slogan “Fight the bite,... Read more of this article

Ministry: How To Keep Zika Virus Out Of Bermuda

Ministry: How To Keep Zika Virus Out Of Bermuda

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment said that while have been no cases of Zika virus identified in Bermuda, it is “important to maintain prevention efforts,” so they wish to update the public on how to keep Zika virus out of Bermuda. “Good travel health habits, local mosquito control and prevention of mosquito bites, at... Read more of this article

Conde Nast Cites Us As “Zika Free Destination”

Conde Nast Cites Us As “Zika Free Destination”

Bermuda is included in a Condé Nast Traveler‎ article entitled “7 Zika-Free Destinations to Travel to Right Now”, with the travel publication saying that with warnings about the dangers of the Zika virus, it “may be tempting to postpone your trip” and noting that “some countries not currently affected by the outbreak.” The... Read more of this article

IOC “Confident” That Rio Olympics Will Be Safe

IOC “Confident” That Rio Olympics Will Be Safe

The Bermuda Olympic Association said it is their “intention to have Bermuda’s qualifying athletes compete” at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, saying they “will ensure Bermuda’s athletes and representatives who travel to the Games are aware of the risks and advised to take precautions against mosquito bites.” “World Health... Read more of this article