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Dominican Army attacks mosquitos where they breed

Santiago.- The Dominican Army on Monday started eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito breeding sites, after president Danilo Medina signed an executive order Saturday, instructing the Public Health and Defense ministries to fight the dengue, chikungunya and zika viruses.

Army spokesman Puro de la Cruz said Defense minister Máximo Muñoz ordered the more than 600 soldiers to start the cleanup in the sprawling barrio Los Guaricanos of Villa Mella north of the capital, one of the neighborhoods where a high presence of the mosquito is suspected.

The official said brigades will be in the military neighborhoods and in Santiago, San Pedro, San Juan and Elías Piña, Valverde, Dajabón, Barahona and Jimani provinces.

“The Army is under general quartered and all its troops are now in cleanup operations, which will be complemented tomorrow (Tuesday) with fumigations coordinated with the Public Health Ministry.”

Source: DT

Jan 27, 2016

Category: DR News |

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