Clorox Provides Bleach to Help Fight Virus in the Caribbean

Clorox Provides Bleach to Help Fight Virus in the Caribbean

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More than an annoyance: Fighting virus-carrying mosquitoes in the Caribbean.
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 1:45pm

CAMPAIGN: Clorox's CR Matters Blog


By Omar Arbaje, Country Manager – Dominican Republic & Caribbean

​Earlier this year, the Dominican Republic declared an outbreak of the Chikungunya virus. The virus is spread by mosquitoes, similar to the Dengue virus, and since April, the Chikungunya virus has affected more than 190,000 Dominicans.

There is no vaccine to prevent Chikungunya virus, nor is there any medicine to treat it. The painful symptoms — high fever, strong joint pain, headaches, muscle pain, nausea, swelling and rash — must run their course in each infected person.

In May 2014, our Clorox Dominican Republic (DR) team developed an alliance with the country’s Ministry of Public Health to support its public-awareness campaign, Jornada contra el Chikun (National Journey Against Chikungunya), that aims to minimize the mosquito population and eradicate the virus. Clorox has already donated more than 1.6 million sachets of bleach and committed another 1.4 million sachets.

Read more at Clorox's CR Matters blog.