Dengue outbreak in Barbados, know here fogging schedule

The Ministry of Health and Wellness will begin the mosquito eradication to curb the spread of dengue in the east and north of Barbados from Monday.

Fogging schedule for February 26 – March 1 in Barbados. (Credits: Barbados Today, Facebook)
Fogging schedule for February 26 – March 1 in Barbados. (Credits: Barbados Today, Facebook)Fogging schedule for February 26 – March 1 in Barbados. (Credits: Barbados Today, Facebook)

Bridgetown, Barbados: The Ministry of Health and Wellness will begin mosquito eradication to curb the spread of dengue in the east and north of Barbados from Monday. The Ministry will collaborate with the Vector Control Unit.

It is to be noted that mosquito breeding will take place in several regions of the island from this week and goes till the end of the week. The public is advised to cooperate with the breeding activity as it will possibly affect the events beyond the Unit’s Control.

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Schedule of mosquito breeding

The Ministry of Health shared the schedule for the mosquito breeding exercises, ensuring the safety and security of the residents by taking proactive measures from dengue.

Monday
The Unit team will start the activity on Monday in St Andrew in different areas such as Worrell Road, Walkers, Lakes, and Boy School Road. Bawden’s Road and other nearby areas,

Tuesday
The mosquito breeding will be scheduled to be held in the communities of St Lucy and will go for three days till Thursday. Noting this, the unit focuses on spraying in the following regions on Tuesday i.e., Content, Stroud Bay Road, Crab Hill Development, Archers Bay, Salmond, Grape Hall, Coles Cave Road, and Environs.

Wednesday
The fogging will be organised in Roaches, Retreat Road, Cluffs, Springer Road, Animal Cave Road, North Point Gardens, Hope Development, Northumberland, and the River Bay.

Thursday
The fogging team will conclude its spraying exercise in St Lucy in areas such as Little Bay, Upper Salmond, Pie Corner, Chance Hall, Cave Hill, Bishops, Josey Hill, Rock Hall and other surrounding areas.

Friday
The Vector Control Unit will complete its fogging activities on Friday in the districts of St James including Prospect Road, Crusher Site Road, Johnson Road and Berbice No 1 and No 2.

Moreover, the Ministry of Health revealed that the mosquito breeding exercise is set to take place from 4:30 to 8:30 pm daily. Furthermore, the authorities urged the public to not allow their children to play in the fog.

The citizens are asked to keep their windows and doors open to allow the spray to enter into their premises. This will help them to expel the flow of mosquitoes in their homes. They are suggested to not allow the water to deposit outside their houses as it will become home to mosquitoes.

Notably, the fogging activities may be affected by events beyond the Unit’s control. Considerably, the Unit is expected to return to the communities affected as soon as possible.

According to the statement of the ministry, there is no breeding taking place in the pool located at the old Silver Sands Hotel in Christ Church in Barbados.

Additionally, there is a decline in the number of cases due to mosquitoes, however, there is still a dengue fever outbreak on the island.