This Saturday (14), starting at 8 a.m., the Municipal Health Department (SMS) and CMTU (Municipal Traffic and Urbanization Corporation) will convene the 2nd Dengue Task Force in Belem and Itapua Parks, north of Londrina.
| Photo: Photo: Vivian Honorato / N.com
About 50 municipal agents for endemic diseases will go from house to house to inform area residents about the dangers of leaving things where standing water can accumulate and about the importance of cleaning home and backyards to prevent the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Dengue transmitter.
They will also deliver the plastic bags for proper garbage disposal, and then CMTU staff will collect the materials by truck at the Belém and Itapoá parks.
The northern region was chosen because it is the place that draws the most attention in terms of the number of dengue outbreaks.. According to the second rapid Aedes aegypti prevalence survey for 2022, the region recorded a mosquito infestation rate of 10.25%. “Collective efforts, in addition to the practical impact of eliminating outbreaks and breeding sites, have an important educational impact, because we collect tons of rubbish from the homes of people, who sometimes do not understand why this kind of thing accumulates,” said Municipal Health Minister Felipe Machado.
According to the Minister, several strategies are used to raise awareness among the population, as 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. Simple and basic actions can help us avoid an epidemic of dengue fever in our city. People should get out of their heads because dengue is found in vacant lots, in tall grass or in valley bottoms, because that corresponds to only 3% of outbreaks. We have to understand that 97% of outbreaks happen indoors. “We are fully capable of changing that, but we need everyone’s cooperation,” Machado said.
To facilitate clean-up work, the acoustic vehicle is already warning residents of Belem and Itapua Parks about what to dispose of. In this case, anything that accumulates water and serves as a breeding ground for the Aedes should be placed in front of the houses so that the CMTU trucks can collect it.
The advice of municipal agents for endemic diseases 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. (With information from N.Com)
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