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Zika drive

Antoinette Connell

Zika drive

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A BATTERY of environmental officers, including those at the top, moved from behind their desks and into the field yesterday in a national offensive against the Zika virus.

Chief Environmental Officer Desmond King, principal environmental officers along with the field environmental officers began fanning out in the north and south of the island examining premises for mosquito-breeding places and educating residents on prevention.

And fearful householders eagerly welcomed the more than 70 officers into their homes as the health measures to keep the mosquito-borne illness under control intensified.

So far there have been seven confirmed cases of the virus in the island, three of whom are pregnant women.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.