Friday, April 19, 2024

‘Stop Chik-V before winter’

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An intensified public awareness campaign is being launched to contain the outbreak of chikungunya.

Last night  all the Constituency Councils in St Michael came together with the Ministry of Health at the Ivy Community Centre to outline their plans which should get going from October 25.

Minister of Health John Boyce, who addressed the gathering said chikungunya was now an outbreak and was “a major concern for the ministry”, adding that “environmental health officiers were doing their all to rid the society of the Aedes aegypti  mosquito” which causes the disease.

“We need to look at how much we can do ourselves to help rid the country of the problem”, and highlighted the intense fogging being undertaken islandwide as part of his ministry’s efforts.

“Unfortunately, there are those people whom we have visited and advised about the problem and still refused to clean up their premises and must be referred to the law.” (ES)

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