The city of Maceió mobilizes the population on the following eleventh and twelfth days in the Maceió Unida joint effort against dengue fever. The actions are coordinated by the Health Surveillance Board, and are aimed at engaging the metropolitan population in a major effort to identify, monitor and eradicate Aedes aegypti mosquito breeding sites, and to collect materials that can aid in their spread.
During two days of mobilization, hundreds of health workers, volunteers, supervisors and managers plan to make 24,000 visits, including storming homes, commercial points and public buildings to check if conditions are favorable for mosquito spread and mosquito eradication. existing risks.
“This Maceo Yoneda action against dengue is intended to call on the population to the need to cooperate with the government to reduce the transmission of dengue, which in our homes in this rainy season finds a great exposure to the breeding sites of mosquitoes that transmit dengue, Zika and chikungunya. In our homes, there is always the possibility Ponds of water occur, where this mosquito may breed,” reports the director of vector-borne diseases and venomous animals at the Municipal Health Department, Karem Samiko.
Measures will be developed across the capital, prioritizing neighborhoods where high rates of Aedes aegypti infection have been observed. In these places, strategic points most vulnerable to mosquito breeding sites, such as tire repair shops, scrap yards and other places that lead to the accumulation of stagnant water, will be examined.
“These places will be inspected for the eradication of breeding sites, larvicide treatment, and guidance on how the residents adopt these measures on a daily basis and we will also distribute self-inspection papers, these residents will choose one day a week Help and cooperate with us in this fight against the spread of mosquitoes Which causes these three diseases that affect our population,” explains Karem Samiko.
The task force includes cooperation between municipal bodies, which will develop educational activities, inspection, orientation, weeding, cleaning and solid waste collection. In addition, the Army, the Red Cross, and support from Abrasel, ABIH and Braskem will participate.
How can residents cooperate with mutirão?
Health Surveillance Director Fernanda Rodrigues reports that co-operation of the population in preventing dengue begins with care at home, eliminating all places where water can accumulate and become potential breeding sites for mosquitoes. The other way to help, she says, is to open the door to endemic disease agents and follow through on the work she’s developed.
In addition to facilitating agents’ access to homes, residents must cooperate with the inspection, follow the agents’ work and follow their instructions. Preventing diseases and ailments is more effective than treating them as soon as they arise. The public authority is working, but it does not deal with everything, so it is necessary to involve the population in order to eliminate the outbreak of the spread of mosquitoes and to strengthen the control of dengue fever, Zika virus and chikungunya”, directs the director.
Mosquitoes just need a bowl of standing water
For development, the Aedes aegypti mosquito needs only accumulated water, which can be either in a soft drink cap or in a water tank. Therefore, technicians advise that the monitoring should be permanent.
“Plant pots that hold water, forgotten pots, disposable cups, bottles, buckets left in the yard, lids, unsealed water tanks, refrigerator defrost bracket, bathroom that doesn’t get used much and water can build up, all of these places And things are the ones in our homes and they favor the spread of mosquitoes,” Karem Samiko recalls.
The task force includes several municipal departments and agencies, which will work on home visits and inspections of public markets, open fairs, construction, scrap yards and tire repair shops, will collect tires, collect and remove debris in public places, and advertise environmental debris collection points.
The departments of Health, Communication, Education, Logistics and Labor, Administration, Regional Development, Community Safety, Sustainable Development, and GGI for neighborhoods will be mobilized. The work will also have institutional support from the Army, Red Cross, ABIH, Abrasel and Braskem.
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