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Jamaica health authorities report progress in the fight against Chikungunya

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday November 17, 2014, CMC - Chief Inspector at the Kingston and St. Andrew Public Health Department, Everton Baker, says progress is being made with the vector control programme to tackle the outbreak of the Chikungunya virus.

He says the Health Department checked more than 41,000 homes between June and last month.

Seven thousand were found with breeding sites for the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes.

Baker is urging the public to take care of the environment, as the country continues to deal with the effects of Chikungunya.

The Chief Inspector says community based organisations can also play a part in assisting with the clean-up to get rid of mosquito breeding sites.

In recent weeks there has been a significant decline in new cases of Chikungunya in the eastern parishes of St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew and the central parish of St. Catherine.

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CMLF News Issue #7
27th January 2016