As part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the presence of the deadly aedes aegypti mosquito, the Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit will continue its fogging programme in a number of districts throughout the island this week.
On Tuesday, November 6, the team will visit St. John when Sherbourne, Sherbourne No. 1, 2, and 3, Gall Hill, Gall Hill No. 1 and 2, Cheshire, Carters, Small Town, Roebuck Street, Bowmanston, the Glen and the environs will be fogged.
The following day, Wednesday, November 7, fogging will continue in St. Joseph, this time with the areas of Lammings, Braggs Hill, Sugar Hill, Yearwood Road, Coffee Gully, Branchbury and the surrounding areas.
Efforts to eliminate the mosquito will continue on Thursday, November 8, in St. Michael, when Waterford Main Road, Waterford Tenantry Road, Station Hill, with avenues Gooding Road, Glendairy Road, Deans Village, Hindsbury Road, Bridge Road, Baycroft Road, Jones Land, Springer Gap, Flint Hall, Welches, My Lords Hill, Licorish Village, No. 1 and 2, Odessa McClean Gap, Belle Tenantry and their environs will be targetted.
Fogging will then move to some districts in St. James, on Friday, November 9, when 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th Avenues Wanstead Terrace, Wanstead Heights, Wanstead Gardens, Husbands Heights, Husbands Gardens, Oxnards, Husbands Development, Oxnards Development, Thorpes, Risk Road, Watermans Village and the environs will be fogged.
Fogging will begin at 4:30 and end at 7:30 p.m. each day, and householders are asked to assist in the elimination of the deadly aedes aegypti mosquito by opening windows and doors to allow the fog to penetrate.
Persons with respiratory problems should protect themselves from inhaling the fog, while pedestrians and motorists must proceed with caution when encountering fogging operations on the street.
Parents are advised to prohibit their children from playing in the fog or running behind the fogging machine.