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Aug 6, 2015

MOH: Prevent Dengue By Cleaning Up Your Environment

Kim Bautista & Francis Morey

According to health officials, additional manpower has been brought in to assist with fumigation efforts, as well as the application of larvicides.  Residents are required to do their part to keep their surroundings clean.

 

Kim Bautista, Chief Operations Officer, VCU

“Each of the districts has hired an average of between six to seven additional workers.  These workers are on the ground applying larvicides, they’re also operating in terms of fogging out houses or neighborhoods that have cases.  And then they are also working with public health inspectors and health educators.  I believe today that they should be in Camalote which is because for the past weeks they’ve been going into these communities in and out.”

 

Dr. Francis Morey, Epidemiology Unit

“The existence of garbage within any community is a health risk.  Likewise, the practice of throwing garbage on your neighbor’s yard because it’s a bushy yard.  We are living in Belize City and Belize City is an area known for many diseases and it goes in diseases from roach transmitted diseases, rat transmitted diseases, vector-borne transmitted diseases.  So you have a wide array of diseases that can be transmitted by varmints that inhabit these environments that are predisposed for various diseases to arise.”

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