The start of the new year has seen a renewed effort by the Ministry of Health to rid the country of the dreaded aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits dengue fever.
Come Monday, January 10, the Ministry’s Vector Control Unit will resume its fogging programme, starting in some districts bordering Christ Church and St. Philip.?? These are: Woodbourne, Woodbourne Tenantry, St. Patrick’s, Bright Hill, Waldron Village, Lowthers, Fair View, Lead Vale, Lowland Park and surrounding districts.
On Tuesday, January 11, the Unit will fog Rendezvous Gardens, Amity Lodge, Fairway Gardens, Worthing Road, St. Lawrence Main Road, Bamboo Road, Craigg Road, Beckles Road, Brewsters Road, Graeme Hall, Harmony Hall and Top Rock in Christ Church.??
The following day, Wednesday, January 12, the St. Thomas neighbourhoods of Hopewell Tenantry, Ashford, Lion Castle, Welchman Hall, Welchman Hall #1 and #2, Vault Road, Carrington Village, Sturges, Harrison’s Cave Road, Bryans Road, Allen View and the surrounding areas will be fogged.
Thursday, January 13, will see the fogging team moving into the St. Michael districts of Walton Drive, Paradise Heights, University Hill, Wanstead Drive 2nd, 4th, 6th & 10th Avenues, Wanstead Terrace – Avenues 1 to 6, West Terrace – Avenues 1 to 16, Oxnards Crescent and its environs.
Fogging will culminate for the week on Friday, January 14, in St. James.?? Areas to be treated are 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th Avenues – Wanstead Terrace, Wanstead Heights, Wanstead Gardens, Husbands Heights, Husbands Gardens, Oxnards, Husbands Development, Thorpes, Risk Road, Waterman’s Village, Oxnards Development and the surrounding areas.??
Pedestrians and motorists are reminded to be cautious when they encounter fogging operations; persons with respiratory problems are asked to protect themselves from inhaling the fog; and children should desist from running behind the fogging vehicle.??
Information on the fogging programme may be obtained by calling the Ministry of Health at 467-9406.????