Alerts

  • The Ministry of Public Works is advising that effective August 6, 2018, Blackwatch Pass will be closed to traffic so that construction works can be conducted. The closure will be for an extended period of time. While Blackwatch Pass is closed the public is encouraged to seek alternative routes to avoid delays.

Alerts

  • The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs is advising that beginning Friday, August 10 the Central Bus Terminal ticket kiosk in Hamilton will operate on an amended schedule. Read more

Vector Control

The Vector Control team deals with rodent and mosquito infestations (only), as well as proactive surveillance of these pests in Bermuda.

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.

Department of Health confirms second case of imported Zika virus

Zika

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.

Ministry of Health and Seniors advises there are several suspected cases of Zika virus in Bermuda

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:

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