Senior Environmental Health Officer calls for a change in the mindset in eliminating the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito
Senior Environmental Health Officer, Sylvester St Ville, is calling for a change in the mindset of the public in eliminating the breeding grounds of the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito in Dominica.
St Ville says it is not just a fight for the Ministry of Health, but rather a nationwide one and all citizens must play their part.
He says more persons, particularly the country's men need to come on board in the fight against the disease spreading mosquito.
Senior Environmental Health Officer Sylvester St Ville
Meantime, Chief Environmental Health Officer, Ferdinia Carbon, says men do need to be informed and be more involved in this mosquito breeding elimination.
Carbon says the breeding is more defined in certain parts of the island, with about 70% of it from water drums.
Chief Environmental Health Officer Ferdinia Carbon
Health officials in Dominica are currently monitoring 7 confirmed cases of the Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito in pregnant women. Dominica announced its first confirmed case of the disease on March 15 2016.
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