Harvey Farrell, a retired Health Educator, said while speaking on the New Democratic Party’s New Times Radio Programme on Tuesday, that it might be a good thing if children were not in school during the dengue outbreak.
Drawing on his three decades and more experience as an Health Educator, Farrell declared: “The school plant is an area where dengue can spread very, very easily. And I’ll tell you why. It is because of the habit of the mosquito we have that spreads the disease, the.”
Farrell was referring to the fact that the aedes aegypti mosquito, carrier of the disease, bites mainly in the daylight hours, which makes the school plants easy and conducive feeding grounds for them.
The Health Educator suggested that the children wear sock since it appears, the area of the ankle is popular with the mosquito.
Farrell, too, registered his concern for those ladies who wear short dresses, exposing themselves to the mosquito.
A change of style would not be a bad option, Farrell posited.
The current dengue outbreak, the worst in eight or so years, has counted, up to this week, 374 laboratory-confirmed cases.