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Mosquitoes cause different penalties

Monday, February 18, 2019

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Dear Editor,

In light of the dengue outbreak, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is warning that people who refuse to destroy mosquito-breeding sites on their property could face penalties.

Dengue fever, we know, is carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Mosquitoes pose other health risks. Whenever these pesky insects nip you, or fly around your ears, we tend to slap ourselves very hard. Often we do not get the offending mosquito and are left feeling the pain.

Years ago, I saw a young lady of lighter hue with the impression of fingers on the left side of her face. “Her man slap her up” was the talk. She, however, told the story that she slapped herself trying to kill a mosquito. Nobody believed her.

I believed her story because at that same time I was suffering from ringing in my right ear resulting from when I slapped my right ear so hard trying to kill a mosquito hovering and singing in my ears.

For those persons who have experience with mosquitoes hovering and singing in your ears I say, don't slap; just brush them away or you will pay the consequences.

I hope the health authorities make note of it and issue bulletin/warning.


Authnel S Reid


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