With the aim of educating the population about the dangers of dengue fever, in addition to identifying and eliminating potential breeding sites for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the Porto Nacional City Hall, through the Municipal Health Department, held on Saturday morning the 15th of this month a blitz and awareness mobilization in the Villa Luzimang sector. Teams made up of community health agents (ACS), endemic control agents (ACE), and doctors and nurses participated in the work carried out in the area.
Teams split to distribute educational brochures and instruct residents, in their homes, on how to stop the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the mosquito that transmits diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika and chikungunya. In addition to the guidelines, residents were given plastic bags to collect trash from their yards and leave them in front of their homes for proper disposal. Then, the municipal collection truck will collect this waste.
Meanwhile, an educational campaign has also been launched which aims to raise awareness among the citizens and mobilize them to combat the spread of mosquitoes. Dr. Abdou Henrique Andrade, who works at Luzimangues Health Center, took part in the event and declared that “everyone’s participation and commitment is essential in this cause to reduce or eliminate this evil. We need to educate people about the dangers of dengue fever,” the record.
According to the Coordinator of Community Health Agents, Sandra Solino, home visits and an information campaign are simple and straightforward ways to make people aware of the importance of care to combat the spread of disease in the municipality. He stressed, “We have to be united in this mission, everyone’s participation is important, and fighting the spread of mosquitoes means no dengue fever.”
How to avoid mosquito infestation
– Keep water tanks covered;
– always leave the bottles upside down;
– clean or fill the dishes of potted plants with sand;
Avoid throwing garbage in inappropriate places
In addition to community health and anti-endemic agents, physician Abdu Henrik Andrade was also involved in the activity. Permanent Education Core Coordinator, Claudiana Matos; Community Health Agents Coordinator, Sandra Solino; Nurse Suelma Paixão and coordinator of endemic disease agents, Márcia Borges.
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