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Breeding sites for mosquitoes being destroyed

Breeding sites for mosquitoes being destroyed

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Environmental Health officers and Insect Vector Control officers are currently treating and/or destroying all water containers and other sources of water which are found breeding mosquitoes on the island of Bequia.

A release from the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment{{more}} said these actions are being taken as part of their vector control activities.

The Ministry said persons are advised to protect, screen and secure any water storage containers on their premises.

“Public and private entities which own or harvest water from wells must ensure that the wells are completely sealed. Exposed wells are one of the primary breeding grounds for mosquitoes. In addition, owners of motor vehicles are encouraged to properly manage all used tyres in a manner that will not allow for the accumulation of water,” the release said.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, in the release, reminded that anyone who contravenes the Mosquito Rules of St Vincent and the Grenadines is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine.

“The support of all stakeholders is vital as we make huge efforts to fight the newest mosquito disease in the region, chikungunya,” the release said.

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