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Danger of dengue epidemic

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 20, 2018 18:58

Danger of dengue epidemic

The National Dengue Prevention Unit says that the danger of the spread of the dengue mosquito has risen. As such the Unit has stressed the need to clean all schools before the commencement of new school term.
Special dengue prevention programmes was mooted in the Western Province on the 13th and 14th of this month. Under this programme 57,657 precincts including houses, schools, worksites, institutions, factories, places of worship and public places were inspected. The National Dengue Prevention Unit said that during this programme it was able to detect 12,471 possible dengue mosquito breeding sites. 1302 sites with mosquito larvae were also detected.
The Unit stressed that there were many locations affiliated to construction sites, places of worship and schools detected as possible mosquito breeding grounds. Locations rife with larvae had also been detected. As such the Dengue Prevention Unit has underscored the need undertake a campaign to clean all schools in the island before the commencement of the new school term.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 20, 2018 18:58