The Ministry of Health is seeking your views on the proposed Sugar Tax and changes to the Mental Health Act. You will find the consultation documents and online feedback forms here.
The Ministry of Health has adopted the "This is Public Health Campaign" to highlight the work the Ministry does throughout Bermuda.
The "This is Public Health" Campaign was created by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to brand public health and raise awareness of where public health is throughout communities.
If you have a problem with rodents, call Vector Control.
When you open a case with Vector Control:
The team does not address bee, ant or other pest problems, but can make referrals to private contractors who can assist.
If you, or a neighbour, identify a problem with mosquitoes or rodents, the Vector Control team will inspect your property, meet with you and develop a plan to get rid of the pests.
The Vector Control programme is focused on ensuring mosquitoes and rodents are controlled and vectors are not introduced to the island. Port health is focused on preventing the spread of communicable diseases by travellers and cargo.
To enforce these responsibilities, the programme is made-up of three sections:
The Department of Health confirms that a person who recently travelled to a Zika-affected country has been diagnosed with Zika. This 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 bites and sexual transmission both away and at home in order to keep Bermuda’s risk as low as possible.
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 from overseas who are suspected of having Zika virus. Given that we have a population that travels frequently, this will occur from time to time.
Vector Control’s team is always checking properties to control mosquitoes in order to reduce the risk of onward transmission through mosquito bites. To protect oneself against any mosquito-borne illness, the public is reminded to: