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Ministry Of Health Launches Mosquito Breeding Ground Cleanup

This 2006 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. On Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, U.S. health officials are telling pregnant women to avoid travel to Latin America and Caribbean countries with outbreaks of a tropical illness linked to birth defects. The Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites from Aedes aegypti and causes only a mild illness in most people. But there’s been mounting evidence linking the virus to a surge of a rare birth defect in Brazil. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)

The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment is taking further steps to rid the country of the aedes egypti mosquito, the vector, which is responsible for the spreading of the Zika Virus.

Health Minister- Luke Browne announced at a Media conference this week that his ministry will be embarking on a massive nation-wide clean-up campaign; which will be focusing first on hot spots across the country.

Minister Browne said a committee has been set up to supervise the Ministry of Health’s response to the Zika and mosquito threat.
He said the Ministry will remain on high alert, to protect the population from the virus.




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