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 fog a number of districts around the island next week.
Fogging begins in St. Joseph on Monday, February 27, when the team visits Braggs Hill, Sugar Hill, Yearwood Road, Chimborazo, Lammings, Airy Hill, St. Bernards Village, Mellows Hill and the surrounding areas.
On Tuesday, February 28, a number of districts in St. Philip will be visited.?? These are: Ebenezer, Edgecombe Tenantry, Carrington Tenantry, Moncriefe Tenantry and Brereton Village.??????
Fogging continues on Wednesday, February 29, in St. George.?? This time, Drax Hall Tenantry, Drax Hall Jump, Melverton, Bydes Mill, Mount Tenantry, Frenches, St. Luke???s and the surrounding areas will be targeted.
??On Thursday, March 1, the team will move to St. Thomas where Edge Hill, Shop Hill, Grand View, Vaucluse, Reece Road, Cane Garden, Bridgefield and the adjacent districts will be fogged.
Fogging culminates in St. James on Friday, March 2, with Carlton Development, Weston, Bairds Road, Crick Hill, Mount Standfast Gardens, The Garden, Store House Gap, Fox Club Gap, Husbands Road, Douglin Gap and the surrounding districts being targeted.
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.??