The South East Regional Health Authority, SERHA, has begun fogging efforts to combat the increase in mosquito activity due to a period of heavy rainfall.

The fogging commenced this Monday and will continue till the end of the month.

It will see communities in Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Thomas and St. Catherine, receive fogging once a week.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Health is advising the public, that the current mosquito nuisance are of the type which plant their eggs in the soil during the dry periods.
These eggs then hatch when it rains.
The Ministry says while these are not known to carry disease, they can still cause discomfort.
They are therefore advising the public to take personal measures to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.