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Health Ministry to explore new measures to reduce mosquito population

With more cases of  dengue fever surfacing in Jamaica the authorities are now looking at new ways to reduce mosquito breeding.

This was revealed by Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton who said plans are beling finalised for the project.

“We are going to be embarking shortly on a test to sterilize the mosquuito, not  genetically modify, but to basically make the breeding process much slower…..so we are trying engage new methods of control, but the real challenge is behavioural change…

He says the test will be conducted at the Mosquito Control and Research Unit at the University of  the West Indies, Mona

However, he did not disclose a timeline.



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