A neighborhood in the northwest area of ​​Santos receives a collective effort against Aedes

The neighborhood of Areia Branca will have a working group to fight against Aedes aegypti this Wednesday (9), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A total of 52 endemic disease control officers from the Vector Control Section (Secove) will inspect residences in the area, looking for outbreaks of mosquito larvae that cause diseases such as dengue, zika and chikungunya.

The meeting point of the action will be the neighborhood cemetery. The intervention is carried out in partnership with Terracom, which eliminates unnecessary materials that accumulate water and can constitute breeding grounds for mosquito eggs.

The Department of Health’s Information, Education and Communication (IEC) team will carry out an educational toll with a stand and the distribution of leaflets with prevention and control instructions. He will also ask florists around the cemetery to watch for water accumulation.

This is the ninth effort against Aedes aegypti in the city this year. Up to the last action, 642 hopper foci have been eliminated. In 2021, 7,315 chikungunya cases and 4,418 dengue fever cases were confirmed in Santos, most between March and April. This year, nine cases of dengue fever and six of chikungunya have been confirmed.

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