US health agency issues travel notice to Dominica due to Zika Virus

Avoiding mosquito bites is the best form of protection from Zika
Avoiding mosquito bites is the best form of protection from Zika

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States has added Dominica to the list of countries that some US citizens are advised to avoid amid the spread of the Zika virus.

“CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus‎ transmission. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Dominica,” a statement from the CDC said on Tuesday.

On its website the CDC said, “Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported in Dominica. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people.”

Travel notices from the CDC are designed to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect travelers’ health.

So far the CDC has warned US citizens from traveling to more than 30 countries due to the Zika virus.

According to the CDC, women who are pregnant should not travel to Dominica.

Those who must travel should “talk to your doctor first and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during your trip.”

“If you have a male partner who lives in or has traveled to an area with Zika, either use condoms or do not have sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) during your pregnancy,” the CDC said. “Women who are trying to become pregnant: Before you or your male partner travel, talk to your doctor about your plans to become pregnant and the risk of Zika virus infection. You and your male partner should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites.Men who have traveled to an area with Zika and have a pregnant partner should use condoms or not have sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) during the pregnancy.”

Dominica confirmed its first confirmed case of the disease on March 15, 2016.

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  1. Met
    March 26, 2016

    The US do right. One little case of Zika was nothing to advertise. They hidi g what they want.

  2. Gary
    March 26, 2016
  3. marie-claire
    March 24, 2016

    Look Trouble i thought the Minster of health said Dominica was good. I guess Big Brother on top on things. GOOD JOB America because these so call you know what they have in Dominica is a waste..

    Carmem let me see if DNO will post my comments since they pick and choose who and what to post.

  4. truththe
    March 24, 2016

    So long we have been having this mosquito all of a sudden all types of diseases are coming from it. Something is wrong somewhere. This mosquito is different from those we had before , they did not have the red spot. Was it imported? We want to know more from Environmental Health Office, please give us the truth, we want to know. Is it a plague from above ? If so , we must get our souls ready for the coming of the Lord.

    • marie-claire
      March 28, 2016

      Whooos puss those mosquitoes coming manufacture now man per your comment

  5. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    March 24, 2016

    The UWP must be rejoicing.

  6. Dominican
    March 24, 2016

    I just came for the Skerrit fault comments :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  7. Muslim_Always
    March 24, 2016

    In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

    Allah has taught us that for every disease there is a cure. Allah has blessed Dominica with water, food, eyes to see, ears to hear and fresh oxygen for us to breathe.

    If tourism will be affected may Allah open our hearts and minds to find other means of sustenance. Ameen.

    I ask Allah to eradicate this zika virus like He did with “Chickengunya” (however this is spelt) from Dominica. Ameen.

  8. relocate
    March 24, 2016

    Miami has the most cases of Zika, seems like America should relocate everyone from there to another state or maybe they should encourage Americans to travel to some inhabited land in outer space…….give me a break! when they create their diseases in their labs to use as weapon and it backfire on them, they looking for scapegoats.

  9. Colleen Korner (Dominican in the USA)
    March 24, 2016

    Evil America Rears its Ugly Head – again

    For Dominica to be added to the list of ‘safe’ countries for Zika. Here is the shopping list for the NWO population control agenda:-

    1) fumigate with agents supplied by ? (I guess US/ big Pharmas) which cause the same damage attributed to Zika (and more);

    2) take the vaccinne made by you know who! – ha, ha, ha!! Classic!!

    3) abstain from sex – right on plan!!

    4) get GMO mozzies!!

    A Question – as Zika is already confirmed to be in the USA, what is the point of bullying Dominica this way when they know that tourism is vital our very survival? Wait for the creepy agenda – it’s sure to become apparent very, very soon!

  10. Helen Dawson
    March 24, 2016

    It may be useful to use neem soap and tea tree oil shampoo, as well as repellents to reduce mosquito bites. These botanical oils in soaps and shampoos reduce insect bites, and neem in particular is larvicidal in grey water, reducing the numbers of mosquitos hatching from drains, septic tanks and run off.

  11. anonymous2
    March 24, 2016

    How many confirmed cases has DA had?

    • Jahchild
      March 24, 2016

      only one and the person has since fully recovered

  12. mervin anthony
    March 24, 2016

    But theirs zica in the us too.

  13. Dominican National
    March 23, 2016

    But there are cases of the virus in the US.

  14. concern
    March 23, 2016

    what the US doing for us… do they really care bout the small islandz smh..dominican let us all put hand and heart voices together and let us show we can beat the odds united we must stand.

    • Londoner
      March 24, 2016

      (Concern, I cannot believe what i am reading you guys sound very primitive with all that bobohaha from the bibles, white man trying to kill us,God said that God said this, the fact is some of you people will never learn in life learn to clean your back yards learn to wash your hands before meals learn not to depending on the government only you must help your selfs do not wait for God help or you will be waiting for another 5ooo years all them so called pastors just brain washing people for their money. ….

  15. Face the Facts
    March 23, 2016

    This is a good way of abstaining. Too much of one thing is good for nothing. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Zika is similar to the HIV/AIDS except if contracted it is not terminal.
    Zika affects the unborn babies.

  16. Dominican Ostrich
    March 23, 2016

    Our minister of health told us not to be alarmed and all is well. Dominica has a lot of sand for me to tuck my head in, so I am not worried.

    Signed: Dominican Ostrich

  17. Lingkokwing University alumni
    March 23, 2016

    Who wants to go to Dominica anyway, now that Cuba (who is CLOSER to the US) has flung her doors wide open? You all can expect tourism to TANK further. Smh

    • jahgirl
      March 23, 2016

      Who wants you there anyway? I don’t think Dominica is ever going to miss you. The only contribution you can make is post trash online. You are not important @ Lingkokwing University alumni

      • Lingkokwing University alumni
        March 25, 2016

        You certainly are STUPID. I am in Dominica presently…just because I can see the negative impact this is going to have on a FAILING tourism industry and you can’t, you will assume I am posting negativity. Wow!! Such small-mindedness.

    • Londoner
      March 25, 2016

      Lingkokwing, who the hell you think you are talking about peoples country like that ,one could tell you are a sick rat bag.

  18. dissident
    March 23, 2016

    This is the seriousness of the situation I guess.
    Our minister of health has advised the public that there is no need for alarm.
    Go figure eh!
    Thanks CDC.

    • anonymous2
      March 24, 2016

      The CDC is not a reliable agency for information. It is government manipulated.

  19. Lead singer
    March 23, 2016

    That’s very bad news for Dominica. Now what about people like the senior counsel who resides in Florida, and is currently in Dominica running his mouth? Does he and others have to see doctor before returning to the US? Please advise SC

    • mosquito 1
      March 24, 2016

      Lead singer, every time you comes on DNO you semes to have left your brains if any on a shelf just like Linton all rubbish and no substance it is a case like monkey see monkey do, it is so sad to be a workers supporter.

  20. real deal
    March 23, 2016

    The US genetically enhanced the this viruses to kill black people and then issue travel warning to my beautiful country. This big countries are the one destroying and polluting the world. This devil’s missions are to destroy civilization and what God created.

    • eat em
      March 23, 2016

      “This devil’s missions are to destroy civilization and what God created.” I THOUGHT YOU SAID IT WAS AMERICA! :twisted:

    • Believer
      March 24, 2016

      No, it is our sinful behaviour which is destroying our beautiful country.

      I know my comment will receive multiple thumbs down as Dominicans do not like any reference to God!

      Dominica will not prosper until we acknowledge that we need to repent, focus on what is good, and put the devil (and I am not referring to Skerritt) behind us.

    • AAGabriel
      March 24, 2016

      What a nonsense! It is not the big countries that are destroying Dominica, it’s Dominicans themselves. Using cheap fertiliser and destroying the soil and the rivers slowly. Is it the big countries that keep breeding mosquitoes in uncovered drains and their like? Is it big countries that pollute Dominica with dumping their waste indiscriminately wherever they want? Dominica should be concentrating on organic farming and look after its environment. What interest would the big countries have in destroying Dominica anyway? Dominica is just a small little dot somewhere in the Caribbean where the government and the majority of citizens do a very good job of destroying the place slowly but surely anyway.

    • watching
      March 24, 2016

      Does rain fall only on the roofs of black people? Ok, I hear you. Ebola was a big bang and now they are all hush hush, the same will come to pass with zika.

    • Dat I say!
      March 24, 2016

      STRAIGHT UP!!!!!!

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