Efforts to reduce rodents
The Ministry of Health has stepped up its rodent bait distribution programme.
Earlier today the Vector Control Unit (VCU) distributed over 400 packets of rodent bait outside the Cheapside Post Office in the city and will continue to do so at different locations across the island in upcoming months.
Maurice Gaskin, Senior Environmental Health Office with the VCU said that because of the recent dry spell experienced the leptospiro organism has been fairly dormant but it is projected that during the heavy rainy season scheduled to start shortly it is likely that there will be an increase in leptospirosis cases.
However, he said hopefully with the effort at taking the bait across the island and the one day sensitization workshops there will be a significant reduction in leptospirosis cases.