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Gov't to start issuing house inspection cards in fight against mosquito-borne diseases

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2016 | 8:22 PM
The Health Ministry said following each assessment, vector control workers will note on the cards measures citizens can take to destroy mosquito breeding sites around their premises.

The Health Ministry could soon start issuing house inspection cards as part of its efforts to fight the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

The ministry says vector control workers will begin using the cards next month as a tool to assess homes and identify mosquito breeding sites islandwide.

It says the cards will indicate whether premises are high, medium or low risk for mosquito borne diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue.


IN PHOTO: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton

In a statement, the Health Ministry said following each assessment, vector control workers will note on the cards measures citizens can take to destroy mosquito breeding sites around their premises.

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton said the use of the cards will help to encourage persons to take individual responsibility for reducing the risk of mosquito borne diseases.