Chikungunya News Update: Ministry of Health conducts Fogging Operations

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 4:41 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, JULY 8, 2014 – GIS: The Ministry of Health has launched another aggressive attack against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, as health officials continues to minimize the spread of the Chikungunya virus.

The Ministry’s Vector Control Division has undertaken a fogging campaign as part of it latest efforts to reduce the high incidence of mosquito infestation.

Fogging operations begun on Monday and continues today until Thursday in the following areas.

Tuesday 8th July - Belmont and Lagoon Road

Wednesday 9th July - Jean Anglais and Golf Course

Thursday 10th July - Stadium, River Road, Darbeau and the environs.

The fogging operation begins at 5:00pm daily at all locations.
Health officials are also seeking the public’s cooperation to ensure the effectiveness of the fogging campaign by opening up doors and windows thus allowing the fog to enter and kill the mosquitoes.

Persons with respiratory difficulties are also asked to stay away from the fog or inform the fogging team of their health conditions. The fogging teams are also seeking Aviary farmers and Bee keepers support to avoid possible disruption in the exercise.

So far there has been no further confirmed outbreak of the Chikuingunya virus in Grenada since the first report about three weeks ago on the sister isle.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Health is appealing to the general public to keep their surroundings clean and prevent mosquito breeding by properly discarding or burying all water holding containers.




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