The municipality of Londrina collected eight trucks of debris left on the sidewalks of homes in Jardins Belem and Itapua, north of Londrina, during the task force against dengue fever, held on Saturday (14). Close to 3 trucks removed from only 1 property. The capacity of each vehicle varies from 13 to 15 tons of aggregate, which is more than 100 tons of aggregate material.
| Photo: Vivian Honorato-N.com
About 50 municipal agents for endemic diseases went from house to house advising residents about the dangers of leaving objects where standing water could accumulate and about the importance of cleaning home and backyards to prevent Aedes aegypti outbreaks. Mosquitoes that transmit dengue fever. They also handed over plastic bags for proper garbage disposal, and then CMTU (Municipal Traffic and Construction) employees collected the materials.
According to the director of the CMTU union, Marcelo Cortez, work in the two neighborhoods will continue over the coming days. “Services should continue until Wednesday or Thursday depending on the amount of material to be removed, but residents are cooperating, because they know that the vast majority of dengue outbreaks happen indoors.”
According to the municipal health minister, Felipe Machado, the idea of the task force is to specifically step up work to remove Aedes aegypti breeding sites, in areas with the highest rates of dengue. How did the northern region reach the 10.25% index in the latest rapid survey of Aedes aegypti prevalence in 2022, again for the second task force against dengue fever. “It is expected that by Wednesday we will be able to complete this phase, so that we can organize ourselves for the next task force, elsewhere,” Machado said.
The coordinator of endemic diseases at the municipal health department, Nino Ribas, noted that it is not necessary to stop the water in the container until the mosquitoes have hatched. It only acts as a deposit for the mosquitoes and in the subsequent rain water accumulates, allowing the egg to hatch. “The purpose of the work is to instruct residents on how to properly dispose of containers, because the dengue vector does not need standing water to spawn, but any container can provide storage for this and track subsequent spread,” he explained.
inside the houses
According to the second LIRAa in Londrina, this year, 97% of dengue outbreaks and breeding sites are within homes and backyards, as in potted plants; Dog water bowls bathroom and kitchen sinks and things thrown in the backyard. The recommendation for endemic factors is that residents take 15 minutes during the week to inspect places that may have water in the house or apartment. The trend is to remove the breeding sites and dispose of them in plastic bags for selective collection or collection by garbage truck; And that residents are not waiting for someone to come and solve the problem, but rather do their part: clean their homes and backyards.
Persons inspecting places with standing water, such as abandoned swimming pools, grounds, homes and buildings with irregular disposal of materials in which standing water has accumulated, should report to Dial Dengue at 0800-400-1893. In addition to dengue fever, Aedes aegypti is the carrier of Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever viruses. (With information from N.Com)
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