Medical Officer of Health for St James, Dr. Marcia Johnson-Campbell, is encouraging persons to be aware of the symptoms of dengue fever and seek medical treatment immediately if any is experienced.
She was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the JIS Regional Office in Montego Bay, St James on Friday, September 27.
Johnson-Campbell advised that staff at public health institutions across St James have been working diligently to facilitate persons with suspected cases of dengue fever.
In relation to vector control, the medical officer indicated that the St James Public Health Department continues to carry out activities across the parish to rid communities of mosquito breeding sites.
Johnson-Campbell also emphasised the need for citizens to play their part in the search and destruction of breeding sites in and around their homes, workplaces and schools and, in the process, protect themselves.