NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (October 10, 2016) — The following is a notice from the Department of Public Health in the Ministry of Health, Nevis Island Administration (NIA) dated October 10, 2016, regarding the schedule for a fogging exercise.
The Environmental Health Unit on Nevis has increased inspections of homes to assist home owners with source reduction. Additionally, the Unit has started a fogging exercise in selected areas where the mosquito burden is known to be high.
The schedule for this week is as follows:
Monday 10th Bath Village
Tuesday 11th Bath Village
Wednesday 12th Upper Stoney Grove
Thursday 13th Lower Stoney Grove
Friday 14th Ramsbury
Fogging starts at 4:30 pm daily.
Residents are requested to open your windows so that the fog can get indoors and kill the adult mosquitoes. Persons with respiratory conditions such as asthma are asked to leave the area for a few hours.
The Ministry of Health also supports the Zika Amnesty Week October 10th to 17th spearheaded by the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority. During this week white goods will be taken at the landfill free of cost. These are potential breeding sites and we urge persons to take full advantage of this amnesty period to clean up their surroundings.
The Ministry encourages persons to listen to their radios and televisions and logon to the Nevis Health Promotion Facebook page for continuous updates or call or visit your nearest Health Centre or the Environmental Health Unit for further information.