Dominicans are being encouraged to not let their guards down where destroying of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito is concerned. Health officials in Dominica say after the advent of chikungunya on the island, citizens seem to care less about the breeding grounds of mosquitoes.
Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Representative for the LaPlaine constituency, Petter St Jean, has praised interns under the national employment program, for their efforts in eliminating mosquito breeding grounds in that part of Dominica.
Dominica recorded its first case of the Zika virus last week. St Jean says the interns are playing a lead role in the country’s fight against the virus. He says the rest of the island could take pointers from the interns involved in the community enhancement projects in the south-east.
However; Health Minister Dr Kenneth Darroux says it is possible that cases of the Zika virus on island could increase.
But, Dr Darroux says that with all hands on deck Dominica could combat the mosquito borne disease.
Health Minister Dr Kenneth Darroux
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