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KSAC to deploy 31 chik-V volunteers today

Published:Wednesday | October 15, 2014 | 10:25 AM

The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will today be deploying 31 volunteers throughout the municipality under its public education drive to control the chikungunya virus.



Speaking at the monthly meeting of the KSAC, yesterday, Deputy Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Andrew Swaby, said the volunteers will work in groups to create public awareness by the distributing of flyers.



He said they will also provide information to community members in eliminating mosquito breeding sites and promoting personal care.



Councillor Swaby also reported that fogging and other measures have been done by the Health Department, to minimize the spread of the virus.



The KSAC says since September, some 251 communities in the Corporate Area have been fogged and Five-thousand-and-forty-two containers inspected to contain and reduce the disease.



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