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Dengue alert! Disease flares up in Caribbean

Residents are being put on alert of a dengue flare-up in the Caribbean region.

The Environmental Health Division of the Ministry of Health issued the warning on Thursday, stating that it is now “assessing its Mosquito Control Programme” and increasing its mosquito disease-prevention campaign with property inspections and various other control measures.

The division, which will also be heightening public education and awareness, is now advising residents to take precautions to limit the chance of contracting dengue.

“The division respectfully requests that persons take all necessary measures to protect themselves and engage in source reduction by eliminating all breeding places by covering water containers, removing all solid waste from their premises, and reporting blocked drains,” Chief Environmental Health Officer, Lionel Michael said.

Using mosquito nets and window screens, wearing long clothing and using mosquito repellant are also preventative measures that are advised.

Dengue is a virus mainly transmitted by the female Aedes aegypti mosquito and, to a lesser extent, the Aedes albopictus.

Below are four preventative practises the Environmental Health Division advise:

  • Search and destroy mosquito breeding places
  • Self-protection: wearing long sleeve clothing
  • Seek early consultation if experiencing signs and symptoms of Dengue
  • Support fogging/spraying in hotspots and other control measures

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  1. Be wise as serpents - Matthew 10:16 says:

    Dengue Alert my foot. You mean these mosquitoes were deliberately injected with the virus and then released into the region so many would go to the clinics and hospitals and be secretly chipped. DEPOPULATION my people. IT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. The abundance of Alzheimer’s in the population. Did it come from the hidden aluminum in medication or from the chem trails of the non-passenger jets overhead? This is real folks! There seems to be something afoot that must happen by 2020. UN 2030 agenda of depopulation by deceptively using the slogan of “Sustainable Development” and further control industries and governments to put in place malevolent activities that bring on social and economic unrest and poverty, illness, and eventual death. RealID chip in the USA drivers license by 2020, UK leaving the EU by 2020. Local banks issuing credit and debit cards long before existing ones in use not yet expired. Recent remarks by Trump about a storm is coming, and him forcing a US government shut down to get funding for the Mexican Border Wall. It is not about keeping Mexicans out, it is about keeping USA residents in from getting out when martial law goes in place after a disaster. Is it going to be an EMP attack? A major man-made earthquake and tsunami? Matthew 24, Genesis 6, Jude, 2nd Peter, Ephesians 6:10-12, and the Book of Enoch speak of the source of this evil. Pray for your soul’s salvation, and that of your family and others. The tribulation is here. Stay connected by prayer to the Creator Jehovah and His Son Jesus Christ, our Saviour through the Holy Spirit. St. John 3:16 for salvation. Seek the Lord while he can be found.

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