The V.I. Health Department is considering the possibility of using new mosquito control methods in an effort to prevent disease outbreaks.

According to a statement issued Thursday, the department is working to reduce the population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the species responsible for transmitting dengue, Zika, and chikungunya to humans.

— Contact Suzanne Carlson at 340-714-9122 or email scarlson@dailynews.vi.