Monitoring continues to be carried out even though no Zika virus infections were reported in the country. The Temburong Health Office through the Vector Control Unit is also actively carrying out routine monitoring works to a number of possible areas for mosquito breeding.

DR NURUL HUDA BINTI HAJI JELUDIN, Temburong Health Medical Officer in an interview with RTB, explained about the continuous measures taken by the Ministry of Health in facing the Zika virus threat. According to Dr Nurul Huda, the office will soon hold health education sessions on mosquitoes and mosquito borne diseases for the kampong Tanjung Bungar residents and the second briefing session with the penghulus and village chiefs in Temburong District to share the information obtained from entomology studies which include mosquito breeding areas, the cause of breeding, types of mosquitoes and diseases spread by mosquitoes as well as raising the public’s awareness on the importance of environmental cleanliness. Meanwhile, penghulus and village chiefs in the district also assisted in the efforts to prevent the Zika virus among them by conducting cleaning and awareness campaigns.

Source: Radio Television Brunei