ZIKA ALERT

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL -

Zika is gen­er­ally a mild vi­ral dis­ease that is spread by the bite of an in­fected fe­male Aedes ae­gypti mos­quito; the same mos­quito which spreads the Dengue Fever and Chikun­gunya. To pro­tect you and your fam­ily, make a habit of wear­ing light coloured long-sleeved shirts and long pants es­pe­cially early in the morn­ing and in the evening; Use mos­quito re­pel­lent on ex­posed skin and on cloth­ing; En­sure drums and other wa­ter stor­age con­tain­ers are prop­erly cov­ered; In­spect your premises for breed­ing sites for mos­qui­toes at least once a week and re­move any­thing which can cause breed­ing.

(In­for­ma­tion Cour­tesy of Min­istry of Health, Well­ness, Hu­man Ser­vices & Gen­der

Re­la­tions)

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