Environmental Health Department Warns Against Mosquito Breeding Sites

The Environmental Health Department is advising people to get rid of mosquito breeding sites.

The call was issued in light of a warning by the Caribbean Public Health Agency of a possible major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.

CARPHA says the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito vector levels still exist, and increased levels of dengue are being reported in Latin America and elsewhere.

The agency says it is imperative as the rainy season begins that efforts to stop mosquitoes breeding and biting be stepped up, especially for pregnant women and vulnerable populations.

Vector Control Squad Leader Kranston Aymer says residents here should eliminate mosquito breeding sites with haste.

Mr. Aymer says persons should also cover buckets, and dispose or store tires properly

He also explained that construction sites are prime breeding areas for mosquitoes.