The municipality of Araruna, through the Municipal Health Department, started on Monday (14/03) extensive work to control the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the places where there is the highest rate of mosquito spread in the municipality. Ararona receives reinforcements from a smoke van in the fight against Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
The insecticide will be applied throughout the week in the urban and in the rural community of Mata Philae.
“Today we started applying the insecticide via the smoke car. These are measures aimed at controlling and eliminating the mosquitoes that transmit dengue fever.”said Rodrigo Patricio, VISA/Araruna Coordinator.
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“It is important to instruct the whole population that the use of insecticides is a complementary and emergency measure, bearing in mind that the work of vector control is done at the home visit, in the routine of the endemic agent destroying the mosquito larva, because if not controlled, the larva It develops into an adult mosquito responsible for transmitting diseases. In addition to all the work that has been done, the municipal administration through primary care stakes on educational measures and campaigns, which also help to control the disease, “emphasizes Mayor Vital Costa.
Care – Residents should clean their backyards every week to avoid a buildup of garbage that can collect water. Potted plants may also contain mosquito eggs or larvae.
Breeders are present in any accumulation of stagnant water, no matter how small, even in bottle caps. But it is often found in garbage, such as plastic waste scattered on the streets. Plant trays can be sanded to the edges or washed with soapy water, loofah, and soap every week to kill mosquito eggs. Water storage areas should be kept covered.
Know the main symptoms of the disease:
Chikungunya – fever and joint pain appear suddenly. The patient may also experience muscle aches and headaches, as well as fatigue and a rash.
Dengue fever – high fever, rash, muscle and joint aches. In severe cases there will be severe bleeding.
Zika – Fever, skin irritation, joint pain, red eyes.
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