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Sharp rise in Dengue cases!
2012-10-28 18:01:06 | (0 Comments)
The Ministry of Health has revealed that the number of suspected cases of Dengue has risen to more than 2,000 forcing a public warning for the public to be vigilant and look for and destroy mosquito breeding sites.
File - Dr Marion Bullock Ducasse, Director of Emergency Disaster Management and Special Services in the Ministry of Health.
In a release this afternoon, the health ministry noted that as late as October 20, the number of suspected cases reached 2,198.
Director of Emergency Disaster Management and Special Services in the ministry, Dr Marion Bullock Ducasse says rainfall from Wednesday’s passage of Hurricane Sandy has created new mosquito breeding sites.
She says anything which collects water, even in small amounts, could become breeding sites. She says people should look for things such as old cans, tyres, flower pot saucers and anything else around homes, schools, churches and business places that may facilitate mosquito breeding. She says they should properly dispose of them.
In the meantime Dr Bullock Ducasse is assuring that the ministry will resume all vector control operations, including spraying and fogging this week and that a schedule of the activities will be provided.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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