HEALTH OFFICIALS VISITED a number of Christ Church communities today in an effort to combat the chikungunya virus.
Headed by chief environmental officer in the Ministry of Health, Tyrone Applewaithe, the officials handed out pamphlets warning the residents of the harmful effects of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which is also responsible for the spread of dengue fever.
Applewaithe admitted the Ministry of Health played a vital role in helping to control the spread of the mosquito through fogging and inspections but said it was also extremely important for persons to do their own checks.
Wotton, Lodge Road and Water Street were among the areas visited. (RB)