Care for Aedes aegypti should be doubled during the summer, as this period shares short-term and heavy rains, which, combined with high temperatures, helps to increase mosquito breeding sites.
It is also important to be aware at this time of year, due to the extended vacation period for residents. For those who travel, it is essential to make a checklist to avoid the accumulation of standing water in homes and backyards.
According to Mayra Rodrigues, nurse from the Environmental Health Education Program of the Environmental Watch Center Special (GEVS), there are simple measures that residents can take in homes to get rid of stagnant water sources that are effective, and contribute in a critical way to mosquito control.
“All care is essential at all times. Routine situations, such as removing accumulated water from backyard waste, washing animal bowls well and removing water from plant dishes, and keeping them clean, contribute to mosquito control,” Mayra Rodriguez said.
Espirito Santo recorded more than ten cases of chikungunya in 2022
In this first epidemiological week of 2022, Espírito Santo recorded 13 cases of chikungunya. The data can be verified in the weekly bulletin released by the Nucleus Team for Environmental Surveillance, Department of Health (Sesa), this Thursday (13).
The bulletin also indicates cases of dengue fever and Zika. A total of 92 cases of dengue and eight cases of Zika were confirmed in the same period.
See our first dengue bulletin here
View the first Zika bulletin here
See the first Chikungunya bulletin here
How to prevent:
– clean the yard, get rid of what has not been used;
Remove water from plant dishes.
– put the empty bottles upside down;
– Cover barrels, water tanks, water tanks and any kind of container that can store water;
– Be sure to clean the backyards well, and remove containers in which water can accumulate, such as bottle caps, papers and plastic bags;
Thoroughly clean the edges of containers (water bowls, animal feed, plant dishes, bowls, and water tanks) and keep them clean.
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