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Operation mosquito search and destroy

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Clean-up campaign

The fourth 'Operation: Mosquito Search and Destroy' clean-up campaign is in Manchester.

Spearheaded by the Ministry of Health, with the overall objective of promoting community participation in the identification and destruction of the breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the campaign will be launched today on the greens in the Mandeville town centre at 9 a.m.

Two legs of the operation have been successfully completed in St Ann, St Thomas, and St Catherine. It will be executed in all 14 parishes over time. The campaign is part of the ministry's Zika virus preparedness and response activities.

In addition to the removal of bulky and other waste that are breeding sites for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, participants will be distributing educational materials as well as showing residents how to identify the different breeding sites and the corrective measures to be taken.