Dominicans who are aiding in the breeding of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito could face criminal charges. That's according to Acting Chief Environmental Health Officer Ferdina Carbon.
The Ministry of Health & Environment says it has launched a 'mosquito proof your water drum', in keeping with its policy to employ multiple strategies to reduce the spread of the Zika virus, and other mosquito borne diseases. This initiative is said to be aimed at reducing the potential for Aedes Aegypti mosquito breeding.
The ministry says it will conduct an evaluation of the project in October, to measure its success in reducing the Aedes Aegypti population, and in reducing the potential for mosquito disease transmission.
Carbon says the mosquito legislation will be enforced, following the evaluation.
AG Chief Environmental Health Officer Ferdina Carbon
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