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Emergency fogging starts Wednesday

PHILIPSBURG--A cycle of emergency mosquito fogging will start on Wednesday in Belvedere, Dutch Quarter, Union Farm, Garden of Eden and Middle Region, the Health Ministry's Collective Preventive Services (CPS) said on Sunday.

Homeowners are urged to open all doors and windows during fogging. Dishes, bowls, pots and pans, fish tanks and bird cages should also be covered and residents should stay away from open windows and doors during the spraying, it was stated in a press release issued by the Department of Communications (DCOMM) on Sunday.

The fogging is part of efforts by Government to combat the spread of the aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which can transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses. If infected, Chikungunya is similar to dengue.

"Residents must bear in mind that fogging is not a total solution to eliminate mosquitoes. Fogging activity is kept to a minimum in order to prevent the mosquito population from developing immunity to the chemicals that are deployed," DCOMM said.

Residents are "strongly advised" to continue to step up measures at their homes and businesses to mitigate the increase in the viruses transmitted by the aedes aegypti mosquito. These mosquitoes lay their eggs in clean stagnant water.

Minister of Public Health Cornelius de Weever's "Get Checked" campaign is in line with the urgent efforts currently ongoing to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.

The aedes aegypti mosquito is most active at dawn and dusk, but residents and visitors should use mosquito repellent throughout the day.

An increase in the mosquito population puts all residents and businesses at risk; it was stated in the release. Additional information on aedes aegypti mosquito breeding sites and preventive measures can be obtained by calling tel: 542-2078, 542-3003 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Residents should consult with their physician to ensure proper diagnosis, registration, treatment and follow-up.

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