Health

Actions against mosquito that passes dengue

returns rise, Aedes aegypti attacks again (Illustration: Marcus Penna / HEALTH is Vital)

From November 25, Sunday, all municipalities in the country will promote a number of actions to combat the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which spreads the virus of dengue, the zika, the chikungunya and possibly of yellow fever. House visits, cleaning, and distribution of information materials will be carried out during the National Aedes Combat Week, which will take place until November 30 (when the campaign D-day will be done ).

In total, 210,000 public and private units across the country are being mobilized. There are 146 thousand basic schools, 11 thousand Social Assistance Centers and 53 thousand Basic Health Units (BHU), according to the Ministry of Health.

There will even be room for community conversation, workshops, theaters, and gymnastics. Check with local authorities to see what will be done in your city specifically.

” Summer is the period that requires more attention and intensification of efforts not to let the mosquito be born. In the case of the population, in addition to care, such as not leaving still water in the pots of plants, it is possible to verify the residences better, supporting the work of the endemic agents. These professionals use simple and differentiated techniques to inspect houses, apartments and open spaces, “explains the coordinator of the National Dengue Control Program of the Ministry of Health, Divino Martins.

National data point to a reduction in the number of cases of dengue, zika and chikungunya between January and November 2018, compared to the same period in 2017. However, some states have a significant increase in episodes. elimination of the mosquito’s focus to avoid outbreaks and epidemics.

Harold Jacobs

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