Fogging exercises stepped up to fight chikungunya
The Vector Control Services of the Ministry of Health will commence fogging for vector control on Wednesday in identified communities in the city. The exercises are meant to kill the adult mosquitoes which carry mosquito borne diseases, such as Chikungunya.
The areas listed for fogging are Kingston, Cummingsburg, Lacytown, Bourda, Alberttown, Queenstown, Bel-Air Park, Lamaha Gardens, Newtown Kitty, Campbellville, Kitty, Subryanville, Bel- Air Gardens, Prashad Nagar, Bel-Air and Bel-Air Springs.
To ensure that the fogging exercise is most effective, residents in the targeted communities are reminded to open their windows to allow the fog mist into the buildings to kill the adult mosquitoes. To avoid any health problems residents are reminded to cover all drinking water and secure all food stuff (Uncooked and Cooked) to prevent possible contamination, secure all domestic animals and poultry, and to keep persons who suffer from asthmatic conditions, young children and the elderly away from the direct flow of fog.
The fogging exercise will commence at 5:30 p.m. daily from Wednesday and would be completed on Friday.
The Ministry of Health in a statement said that vector control is a partnership. While the Ministry of Health will conduct this fogging exercise, residents are encouraged to keep their yards clean by removing all empty containers that can breed mosquitoes and to always sleep under mosquito nets so as to prevent mosquito borne diseases.