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Chaguanas looks to combat mosquito menace

News day / In a media statement yesterday, Mayor Gopaul Boodhan called on burgesses to play their part and stop the breeding of mosquitoes and the spread of mosquito borne diseases.

“Prevention and eradication starts with you,” Boodhan stated, and noted that the CBC’s public health department was engaged in an active spraying campaign throughout the region.

He observed that Health Evaluators were also proactively visiting every premises in all electoral districts throughout the Borough, inspecting the respective properties, treating the mosquito breeding grounds on properties as well as distributing informational pamphlets on the preventative measures that can be taken.

“The Chaguanas Borough Corporation also continues to work with the Country Medical Officer of Health as well as Public Health Inspectors, regarding the cutting of vacant and overgrown lots, as we pursue combative measure to address this situation,” he stated. In late January, Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh had described the Aedes Aegypti mosquito as public health “enemy number one” as it is the carried of the zika, chikungunya, dengue and yellow fever viruses

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