A programme aimed at educating over 5,000 students, teachers and auxiliary staff about vectors, diseases and associated dangers will get under way tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, at the Good Shepherd Primary School in Fitts Village, St. James.

It will see the school becoming more aware of the mosquito larvae and eggs; rodent bait and the equipment used by Environmental Health Officers in the Vector Control Unit, including the microscope, the black lamp and the fogging machine.

Forty-five other private and public primary schools will also benefit from this programme that is intended to be a precursor to a National Schools’ Quiz Competition on Dengue Fever and Leptospirosis. Currently, the quiz competition on vectors only extends to those primary schools within the catchment areas of the Maurice Byer, Warrens and St. Philip polyclinics.

Environmental Health Officers will visit other schools, including St. Bartholomew Primary at Thyme Bottom, Christ Church, on Wednesday, January 28, from 9:00 a.m., and Belmont Primary on My Lord’s Hill, St. Michael, on Thursday, January 29, at 9:30 a.m. They will return to Good Shepherd Primary on Friday, January 30, and again on Thursday, February 5, at 10:45 a.m. each day.

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