Today was designated as ‘National Cleanup Day’ and members of the public were urged to participate in efforts to reduce mosquito breeding sites.
The effort, was reportedly geared at utilizing source reduction activities in controlling the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which transmits the Zika virus.
This initiative was one of the measures of the Health & Environment ministry in preventing the spread of the virus here.
Chief Environmental Health Officer Anthony Scotland says, despite the fact that it rained today, trucks were mobilized, and he believes the venture would be effective.
The National cleanup day is being held under the theme Stop Mosquito Breeding today, Keep Zika Away!".
While Dominica has not had any confirmed cases of the virus thus far, over 12 countries in the region have reported cases of the Zika virus.
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