Today Wednesday, the stop will be at the Green Bay Primary School, as the Central Board of Health continues its Mosquito Awareness Campaign as part of Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week.
After a three-year Hiatus, the recognition kicked off with a church service on Sunday and several other activities have been held leading up to today.
On Tuesday, students from Potter’s Primary School had the opportunity to work along with staff from the Vector Control Unit conducting house-to-house inspections.
“So, the team was able to point out to the student’s potential mosquito breeding sites found in persons compounds such as drums and buckets. They were able to identify positive containers, holding mosquito larvae and pupae, and teach the students the best way to eliminate those containers from further being mosquito breeding sites. And they were also exposed to other treatments that we use in the field to prevent mosquito breeding. So, it was a very exciting, interactive session,’ Senior Health Inspector at CBH Julianne Mannix said
She said the students had fun and “we hope that when they return to their respective homes, they would teach their parents what they were taught and assist them in monitoring and eliminating mosquito breeding sites at their homes”
The same activity will be conducted at Green Bay Primary today.
“We will be engaging the students and teaching them the best way that they can prevent mosquito breeding. So, we really want the community to participate, and look out, because we also are doing house-to-house educational sessions with persons in the community to advise them on the dangers posed by mosquitoes,” she said.
Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week is usually celebrated between the 8th to the 14th of May, but activities in Antigua are being held here between the 21st to the 26th of May.
Also, the staff will be engaging the residents in the community to talk about the dangers posed by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.