Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animal, they transmit deadly diseases and can kill over 1,000,000 people a year.
The main route of transmission of dengue, chikungunya and zika is through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito.
A dirty/unkept backyard can be an incubator for mosquitoes. Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water such as tyres, buckets, toys, pools, etc.
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Influenza A (H1N1) Update (audio) CARPHA encourages the public to ensure they are aware of how to protect themselves and their families from catching and spreading seasonal influenza. In 2015, influenza activity globally has generally decreased or remained low with only a few countries reporting elevated levels of respiratory illness. Influenza activity in the Caribbean has remained at low levels with the exception of Cuba, where high numbers of severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) were reported, associated with the Influenza A (H1N1). Influenza AH1N1 is one of several influenza strains that circulates around the world, including the Caribbean region. Learn more about influenza
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