The Susanoo Municipal Health Service, through the Zoonoses Control Sector, has been carrying out larval density assessment (ADL) throughout the city since the beginning of the month. The goal is to check the infestation of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito and find out where in Suzano can get the most dengue cases. It should be noted that the mosquito can also transmit Zika and Chikungunya viruses.
According to the municipal administration, the assessment is carried out until the 28th of this month, after this period, a document will be sent to the state health department, which will send data from Susanoo and other municipalities to the Ministry of Health. the health. Using this data, the National Ministry will return to the city to implement prevention, awareness and spray campaigns in certain areas.
The initiative takes place in all neighborhoods, however, the blocks selected are determined by the Endemic Control Oversight Authority (Sucen) of the State Department of Health, after this stage, the regular agents work by sampling the larvae, the number of breeding sites in mosquitoes and the number of places where stagnant water was found.
Although the procedure is carried out in the winter, a period known for low rainfall, Susano’s Minister of Health, Pedro Ichi, explained that in this period the population ends up naturally relaxing in terms of the care needed to avoid Aedes aegypti breeding. “Drought brings this kind of thinking because of the end of the rainy season, but that is wrong, the mosquito usually breeds in the vase with water and other containers that are not necessarily exposed to rain. That is why we ask the resident to let the agent in, so as to inform him of the dangers of this exposure, and so that we can establish campaign actions,” he said.
More information can be obtained by contacting the Zoonoses Control Coordination at (11) 4744-6122 or 4745-2064.
This story was last updated on Jul 13, 2022 9:15 AM
July 13, 2022 9:15 AM
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