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St. Kitts: Mosquito control can reduce Dengue, other diseases

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — As there has been an increase in rainfall, there has been an upsurge in mosquitoes, according to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws, noting that everyone can help to decrease the mosquito population that spreads diseases such as Dengue.

“We need to be very aware of the need to prevent Dengue,” said Dr. Laws. “We are already in a COVID-19 Pandemic; it’s unprecedented and we really do not want to add a Dengue outbreak to that.”

Dr. Laws said the season with the highest incidences of Dengue has begun. She explained that Dengue is caused by a virus that is spread through the bite of the infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

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