The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning the region that as the rainy seasons approaches every effort must be made to intensify efforts to deal with mosquitoes, which it describes as “the world’s deadliest animal.”
CARPHA executive director, Dr. C. James Hospedales in a message coinciding with Mosquito Awareness Week 2019, said the mosquitoes could seriously affect the health of Caribbean people.
“Mosquito-borne diseases stress our region’s health care systems, threaten social and economic development, and negatively impact our tourism industry,” he said.
The Gleaner. Jamaica