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Dengue cases hit Portmore
2012-09-13 11:51:35 | (0 Comments)
Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer
Residents of 2 West, Greater Portmore look at a drain believed to be a mosquito-breeding site - file photo.
Fenley Douglas, the councillor for the Waterford division in Portmore, St Catherine is reporting that two cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in the community.
Douglas made the disclosure at the monthly meeting of the Portmore Municipal Council last night.
At the meeting, he asked for the immediate intervention of the health ministry to deal with the mosquito problem in Portmore.
A motion was then tabled by Councillor Renair Benjamin of the Westchester division for the ministry to urgently start a mosquito eradication programme.
Meanwhile, Mayor of Portmore, George Lee, saying fogging is a must to deal with the mosquitoes which are plaguing the municipality.
*Keep refrigerator drawers dry
*Punch holes in the bottom of tins before placing them in the garbage
*Cover trash containers to keep rain water out.
*Properly cover drums, barrels, tanks, buckets and any other containers used to store water.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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