Ministry pleased with Zika fight
THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH is singing the praises of the Barbadian public and businesses in keeping their surroundings clean.
Acting Chief Environmental Health Officer Desmond King said that the ministry’s three-month programme, through which it has been informing people about keeping their surroundings clean to prevent and eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has been going well.
“We aren’t meeting any objections. Business and householders have been receptive . . . and the publicity we have received about the spread of the disease has been useful,” he said.
After he thanked the media for their support in the fight against the mosquito-spread Zika virus, King said that though he had no statistics at that point to solidify his comments, householders were also compliant and wanted to be educated. (TG)
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