Detection of Aedes aegypti mosquito in the area of Dromolaxia Community and implementation of measures to deal with it: The Ministry of Health informs the public that as part of a research program of the Bi-Community Commission for Health entitled "Mapping the Risks for Diseases Transmitted by Vectors (ID-VRISK)" among other species a small number of adult mosquitoes of the Aedesaegypti species have been identified, mainly in the area of the Dromolaksia Community. This species is of increased interest as it has the ability (under certain conditions) to transmit infectious diseases.
The Health Service, in collaboration with the Local Authorities and other co-competent Services, have drawn up an action plan to reduce the foci of development of the mentioned species.
The cooperation of all the inhabitants of the area is necessary, as the hatching foci of the species (small artificial water collections) are mainly located inside privately owned homes or other business premises. The most important of them are the following:
Clay pots, water collection containers, open tanks, fountains, cans and other tins filled with rainwater, flower pots, broken bottles, abandoned (used) car tires, and any other man-made material/object that can hold a small amount of water.
Based on the above, every citizen is invited to eliminate inside his house and all other privately owned spaces that have the above potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Crews from the Health Service and partners (between October 10 and 23, 2022) will reinforce the above effort ("door to door" information) and in addition, if deemed necessary, will also combat insects with appropriate insecticides.
Ministry of Health
September 29, 2022