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Remove mosquito breeding sites after rainfall

PHILIPSBURG: The community urged by government to stay proactive in removing mosquito breeding sites from their environs after rainfall. The annual Atlantic hurricane season is ongoing and will bring the country increased rainfall.

A bite by an infectious Aedes aegypti mosquito spreads diseases such as dengue, zika, chikungunya, yellow fever, and malaria, therefore it is crucial for every household to prevent its breeding.

Breeding sites are places where water can settle especially after rainfall events. These include tin cans, old tires, empty paint cans, buckets, old saucers, flowerpots, cemetery urns/vases, old pet dishes, unused plastic swimming pools or other containers that collect and hold water.

To report a mosquito nuisance or to request assistance, contact government’s Vector Control Team on + 1 (721) 542- 1122 or email vector-control@sintmaartengov.org.

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