Researchers

Forty-five and fifty-five gallon drums are one of the primary breeding sites for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Jamaica. While the Ministry of Health (MOH) Vector Control Unit has identified water drums as one of the two most proliferous sources of mosquitoes on the island, there is a strong need to understand the full extent of the environmental, structural and behavioral challenges related to water storage, including but not limited to water drums, and the resultant Aedes aegypti breeding sites. 

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