House Inspection Cards to help identify mosquito breeding sites

August 26, 2016
An aedes aegypti mosquito is shown on human skin.

As part of its vector control activities, the Ministry of Health has developed a House Inspection Card.

Vector control workers will use the cards as a tool to assess homes and identify mosquito breeding sites islandwide. Following the assessment, the vector control workers will make recommendations to be taken in order to reduce these breeding sites on the card.

The cards will also highlight if the premises is high, medium or low risk for mosquito borne diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue.

Vector Control workers will begin using these House Inspection Cards in September 2016. This intervention forms part of the Ministry of Health’s drive to reduce mosquito breeding sites which will reduce the risk of these mosquito borne diseases, especially Zika.

Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton said, “these cards will help to encourage persons to take individual responsibility in reducing the risk of transmission of mosquito borne diseases by getting rid of these mosquito breeding sites.”

 

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