Two consecutive days of fogging in both St. Thomas and St. Michael, will be the emphasis of the Ministry of Health’s programme next week.
Fogging starts Monday, February 15 in St. James. The team from the Vector Control Unit will visit 1st to 4th Avenue Carlton, Carlton Development, Weston, Baird’s Road, Crick Hill, Mount Standfast, Mount Standfast Gardens, The Garden, Store House Gap, Fox Club Road, Husbands Road, Douglin Road and the environs.
The first fogging of St. Thomas districts will be on Tuesday, February 16, at Forty Acres, Cane Garden, Melrose, Grand View, Shop Hill, Reece Road, Edgehill Terrace, Edgehill Heights and their surroundings.
A return to St. Thomas on Wednesday, February 17, will see fogging at Hillaby, White Hill, Gregg Farm, Mose Bottom, Farmers, Airy Cot, Church Gap, Dunscombe, Turners Hall and their environs.
The following day, Thursday, February 18, the team will begin fogging in St. Michael. The districts to be visited are: Lightfoot Lane, Chapman Street, Sobers Lane, Green Park Lane, Hunte Street, King’s Street, Mahogany Lane, Reed Street, Mason Hall Street, Cats Castle, Emmerton Lane, Lakes Folly, Literary Row, Chapman Lane, Kensington New Road, Cheapside and their surroundings.
Fogging will conclude on Friday February 19, in St. Michael, at Husbands Crescent, Husbands New Development, Airlie Tenantry, Hinds Hill, West Road, Reservoir Road, Clearpark, Clearview, Clermont, Warrens Park South and their environs.
Fogging runs from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. each day and householders are urged to assist in the control of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which causes dengue, by opening all windows and doors to allow the fog to enter.
Pedestrians and motorists should be cautious when encountering the fogging operations on the street. Persons with respiratory problems are asked to protect themselves from inhaling the fog.??