Saturday, August 13, 2011
Roblot Community purged of Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes?
Dengue fever also known as Breakbone fever is an infectious disease cause by a virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles.
This community recently has seen an increase in the population of mosquitoes due to the consistent rain over the past months. The community is noted for its handicraft.the raw material is from a plant called screw pine which traps a lot of water within its body.....ideal breeding grounds for the mosquitoes.
The community welcomes the initiative. The kids themselves have had a field day as it was the first time they are seeing such a machine and activity in their community. There was much excitement during the squealing sounds of the fog machine and the heavy white smoke cloud which covered the area.
Much more info on the disease can be found at www.niaid.nih.gov