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Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015. 12:16 pm CST.

Friday, May 1st, 2015. BMG: June 1st marks the opening of the Hurricane Season or what locals call in Belize, rainy season.

And with the recent heat surge, a number of dengue and malaria cases have been reported across the country. But officials say it’s nothing to be alarmed of since the figures as compared to last year are normal. vcu

The Vector Control Department in the Ministry of Health emphasizes to the public that taking precaution year round, helps to reduce cases of vector borne diseases.

Under the Vector Control European Union Project, the Ministry of Health is benefiting from a 760 thousand Euro donation which will primarily be invested in strategies to control the vector population.

In an effort to bring awareness and sensitize staff, the vector control unit held a four day work shop to address the national concern. During the four day work shop, members of the VCU, were taught strategies to address any outbreak, if in the event of one.

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