The Ministry of Health handed over an Ultra Low Volume fogging (ULV) machine to the San Pedro Town Council to assist in its Dengue and Mosquito control efforts. This donation compliments a donation done last year in which a machine was given to replace one that was there previously. Both machines are valued at a total cost of $70,200.00.
The Ministry was also please to hand over a another new ULV machine to the Northern Region which had one machine for the Corozal district and one in the Orange Walk district. The region now has three machines. The Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo Marin especially welcomed the donation in the north because it strengthens the capacity of the program to cover the continuously expanding urban areas. A six week project is also currently taking place in the north and in villages including Xaibe, Ranchito, Caledonia, Patchakan, San Victor and San Narciso.
The Health Education Bureau of the Ministry encourages the cooperation of the community when the spraying is done in your neighborhood. Despite the odor, it is advised to keep the windows and doors open so that the fumes reach possible infected mosquitos that may be hiding inside homes.
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