The Ministry of Health is advising the public to clear any mosquito breeding site around their homes as the mosquito responsible for the spread of Dengue, is mainly near their household and not in gullies.
Medical Entomologist and Manager of the Vector Control Programme at the Ministry of Health, Mrs Sherine Huntley-Jones made the disclosure while speaking on Mek Wi Talk on Wednesday with Arlene Bailey.
Mrs Huntley Jones also urged persons to eliminate any breeding site in their surrounding to prevent the spread of the mosquito borne disease.
According to the Ministry of Health, the number of suspected deaths from dengue fever in Jamaica since 2018 now stands at 16. Eleven of the deaths occurred in 2018 and five since the start of 2019.