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Take advantage of the holiday to get rid of the Aedes aegypti mosquito infestation

Take advantage of the holiday to get rid of the Aedes aegypti mosquito infestation

Take advantage of the holiday to get rid of the Aedes aegypti mosquito infestation

Posted on 10/31/2021 at 8:00 am

As the extended vacation approaches, there’s nothing better than taking advantage of the days to check out spots in homes where water can accumulate, such as clogged gutters, untreated pools, bromeliads, dishes and plant pots. Such points are potential breeding sites for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the mosquitoes that transmit arboviruses Dengue, Zika Virus and Chicungunya.

According to the municipal program coordinator for the control of the vector of the virus vector of Arboviruses, Ana Lucia Castro Silva, biomedical officer of the Environmental Health Surveillance (Visam), the participation of the population in the care and prevention of mosquitoes is essential, with nearly 90% of the focal points found by the monitoring Environmental health (VISAM) is present in homes and institutions. “Although we campaign all year round, through activities and actions, residents need to cooperate as well, getting rid of stagnant water containers, such as tires and buckets, as well as carefully covering water tanks and watering stations and even cleaning your pet’s water.” ‘ asserts Ana Lucia.

Any container in which water accumulates can become a breeding site for dengue mosquitoes; Frequent backyard inspections to avoid dangers

According to her, even without water, mosquito eggs can live for up to a year, and it is important to dispose of any containers exposed to the weather: “It is important to pay attention to all the details of our homes, because even a bottle cap can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. And if you watch Any place without attention, such as a vacant plot, it is necessary to file a complaint via phone number 156. There, the relevant authorities will take the necessary measures, ”complements Ana Lucia.

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According to the Epidemiological Bulletin published on October 26, between January and September, a total of 1404 notifications of Lepidoptera viruses were recorded. Of these, there are 391 confirmed cases of dengue, of which 319 are original cases and 72 are imported cases. Regarding chikungunya, 10 cases were recorded, 4 confirmed cases, 2 original cases and 2 imported cases. So far, no cases of Zika virus have been reported.

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