After a month since the first confirmed case of locally acquired dengue fever, the Government of Guam has continued to provide outreach to inform island residents about how they can mitigate the spread of the mosquito-borne virus.
Last night, dozens attended an informational briefing about the symptoms of dengue fever, how it’s spread, and how to mitigate its transmission at the Liguan Elementary School.
According to Dr. Thane Hancock, an epidemiologist from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, a great way to limit the transmission of the disease is to eliminate potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes such as items that can contain small pools of water.
“Most of the mosquitos that are around your home are going to be the ones biting you and transmitting dengue, so there’s a real opportunity to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your home by cleaning around your area,” the doctor said.
If you missed that briefing and would like to learn more, there will be another presentation at the BP Carbullido Elementary School tomorrow, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m.