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Anti-Dengue Fever measures resume

Friday, October 26, 2012 | 7:09 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Health has resumed its vector control operations, which were suspended during the passage of Hurricane Sandy on October 24.

Teams have also been deployed to assist in destroying breeding sites, “and of course the adulticidal activities will resume, that is the spraying and the fogging”, Emergency Disaster Management and Special Services, Marion Bullock Ducasse said.

“In some parishes, teams are out actually working with the communities to remove some of the areas where there can be mosquito breeding. So, we are asking the communities for their usual assistance in reducing sites where there can be breeding,” she said.

Bullock Ducasse added that vector control would resume in all parishes next week. Fogging will be conducted regularly and schedules will also be provided, she said.

She encouraged citizens to play their part in ensuring that they protected themselves and their families from against dengue.

In the meantime, the Health Ministry says it is monitoring the island’s food establishments to ensure that consumers are protected, especially in areas where there is no electricity.

The Ministry is also monitoring butchers to ensure that only fresh meat is distributed to the trade.

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