As a way to curb the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue, Zika and chikungunya, Pato Branco City Hall will conduct neighborhood clean-up efforts.
The event begins next Tuesday (8), in the neighborhoods of Vila Isabel, São Luiz and Bortot. Residents should leave rubble, recyclable waste and materials that could be larval breeding areas, on the sidewalk in front of homes, businesses or others, which will be collected by cleaning and road maintenance teams and public spaces.
Services will be implemented in all the streets of the three neighborhoods. The teams will pass through all the neighborhood streets and will not return to the place to collect more rubble. So, we encourage residents to leave debris on the sidewalk from Tuesday, which will be collected,” emphasizes Giuliano Santos, Coordinator of the Disease Control Sector.
After these neighborhoods, work will be carried out in other neighborhoods. The schedule will be announced in advance. “When we identify the places most infested with mosquitoes, we will clean up, but our goal is to go through all the neighborhoods,” Giuliano explains.
Dengue fever in the municipality
As of Thursday (3), according to the Endemic Disease Control Sector, in Pato Branco, there are nine cases of dengue confirmed by the Parana Central Laboratory (Lacen-PR), with a larval infection rate of 1.6%, referring to the dengue infection cycle. January and February.
A new index will be surveyed next week for the March-April session.
“As a means of preventing mosquito spread and the spread of the virus, we routinely implement screening and inspection procedures for positive cases, as well as educational procedures in schools,” Giuliano explains.
In the municipality, there are 90 strategic points, with traps, which are monitored every two weeks by customers, “However, the highest rate of larvae is in the houses,” assures Giuliano.
The best way to prevent dengue is to prevent the spread of mosquitoes by eliminating stored water that can become a breeding ground, such as in plant pots, water gallons, tires, plastic bottles, unused and maintenance-free swimming pools, and even in containers. Small, like bottle caps.
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