Senior Environmental Health Officer, Sylvester St. Ville, has dispelled rumours that fogging operations being undertaken by the National Pest and Termite Control Ltd are not effective.
These operations form part of efforts of the Ministry of Health and Environment in combating the Zika Virus.
Since reporting the first case on March 15th 2016, 18 cases have been confirmed by the Health Ministry to date.
St. Ville says resistance testing being conducted prove that the insecticide used during fogging operations are 92 percent effective against the mosquitoes.
However, he says fogging operations only get rid of the adult mosquitoes but the emergence of new mosquitoes through breeding in water containers still poses a problem.
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