Tag: Mosquitoes

MRCU using CUC meters to map inspections

MRCU using CUC meters to map inspections

| 25/02/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A team of disease prevention officers (DPOs) from the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has begun residential inspections to collect data on where the dangerous Aedes aegypti mosquito is breeding. Officials said that the DPOs are inspecting the grounds of homes for containers, whether human-made, such as buckets, tyres and cisterns, or natural, like […]

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MRCU aims to eradicate Aedes aegypti

MRCU aims to eradicate Aedes aegypti

| 30/08/2018 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has created a board made up largely of international and global technical experts with the ambitious goal of eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito from Grand Cayman. The creation of this specialist advisory board was revealed in a press release from government, which said the board would provide input on […]

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Aerial spraying underway ahead of peak mozzie season

Aerial spraying underway ahead of peak mozzie season

| 29/08/2017 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Mosquito Control and Research Unit (MRCU) has begun its seasonal aerial operations over mosquito breeding swamps in the Sister Islands and Grand Cayman. The familiar red and white plane will be spraying across Little Cayman and Cayman Brac from today, 29 August, to 1 September and island-wide in Grand Cayman from 4 to 15 […]

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Zika spreads through region, Cayman still clear

Zika spreads through region, Cayman still clear

| 05/04/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): As the Zika virus continues to spread thoughout the region, as of Monday, there are no reported or confirmed cases of Zika virus in the Cayman Islands. Noting that there are now 47 countries reporting active Zika transmission, Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez urged the public to take “an abundance of […]

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Cayman still Zika free as WHO raises alarm

Cayman still Zika free as WHO raises alarm

| 28/01/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The rapid spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Caribbean and the Americas is alarming, according to World Health Organisation officials, who have warned that as many as four million people could contract the illness in the region this year. Local health officials told CNS Thursday that there are still no reported cases of the […]

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Public health aims to keep Zika virus out of Cayman

Public health aims to keep Zika virus out of Cayman

| 03/12/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has said that the Zika virus continues to circulate in the Caribbean region and the Americas but local public health officials said they are doing what they can to raise awareness and keep the Cayman Islands free of the virus. Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez has […]

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Mosquito unit begins island wide spraying operation

Mosquito unit begins island wide spraying operation

| 02/10/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has started aerial operations over mosquito-breeding swamp areas on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The third time the specialist plane has sprayed this year, the operation began in the Sister Islands this week. Involving low-level flights during the mornings and late afternoons, weather permitting, the […]

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New mosquito borne virus alert issued

New mosquito borne virus alert issued

| 23/05/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Local public health officials have issued an alert regarding another mosquito-related illness which originated in Africa that is now being reported in the Americas. Medical Officer of Health Dr Kiran Kumar said the Pan American Health Organization has sent out a warning that the Zika (ZIKAV) virus is circulating in New Caledonia, the Cook […]

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MRCU begins island-wide mosquito attack

MRCU begins island-wide mosquito attack

| 19/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Biting mosquitos are under coming under attack today as the Mosquito Research & Control Unit (MRCU) begins aerial operations over the swamp areas, where the pesky insects breed, on Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands. Some 12,000 acres of swamp are targeted in this operation in Grand Cayman, 320 acres in Cayman Brac and […]

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GM mozzies may return to spread bacteria

GM mozzies may return to spread bacteria

| 04/02/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS): As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US considers whether to approve the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, the Cayman Islands is planning another trial release of the mutant mozzies this year. But GeneWatch UK, an NGO focused on the genetic industry, has published new evidence that […]

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