The aim is to map and monitor the population density of the mosquitoes that cause dengue, Zika and Chikungunha, in urban and rural areas of the municipality.
The Center for Zoonotic Disease Control (CCZ) now has a new weapon against the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, through the use of traps (georeferenced egg belts). The aim is to map and monitor the population density of the mosquitoes that cause dengue fever, Zika virus and chikunguna in urban and rural areas of the municipality, in order to focus combat operations in places with the highest index.
According to the CCZ sub-coordinator for disease vector control, Silvio Pinheiro, the goal is to monitor the Aedes aegypti census, by the amount of eggs in the traps, which are inoculated and removed between five and seven days. Through this monitoring, the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone can focus combat operations in detected areas with a higher infestation rate for the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Pinheiro explains that the Clarion – Clipperton Fracture Zone has 100 traps.
We spoke to residents and set traps in specific locations. Care is recommended, if a person has children and animals in the house. Between five and seven days, we go back and remove the pallets to send to the lab, to check the amount of eggs. We have already found more than 500 eggs deposited on one plate.
In rural areas, traps have been set at Três Vendas, Sapucaia, CCZ Cambaíba and Boa Vista. This week they were placed in homes in Santa Cruz, Saturnino Braga, Largo de Garcia and Alto do Eliseo. In the central area of the municipality, they are placed in Aurora Park, Jockey Club, Boa Vista, São Matheus, Vila Manhães and Guarus.
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