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Destroy mosquito breeding sites – Health Ministry reminds

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2016 | 8:00 AM
Christopher Tufton says his ministry is prepared to give greater attention to areas that have been badly affected by heavy rains.

The Health Ministry is urging Jamaicans to destroy mosquito breeding sites in their homes and communities after the rains associated with Tropical Storm Earl have ceased.

Christopher Tufton says his ministry is prepared to give greater attention to areas that have been badly affected by heavy rains.

However, he is urging persons to do their part.

 

Health Minister, Christopher Tufton

Tufton says as soon as the rains stop, his ministry will be doing assessments to determine areas that need significant attention to prevent mosquito breeding.

However, Tufton says there will be no change in the ministry's overall ZIKV prevention program islandwide.

He says the health ministry will continue its public education campaign and will still deploy public health personnel to communities across the island.

Tufton also says fogging will be done in communities but only after assessments to determine which areas are badly in need of attention.