The town hall builds house by house to fight against the proliferation of the mosquito which transmits Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya
How about taking a look around your garden to help fight Aedes aegypti? The municipality of Hortolândia insists that residents properly dispose of PET bottles and plastic packaging. These containers can accumulate rainwater, a condition that favors the breeding of Aedes aegpyti, which transmits diseases such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika. The town hall continues to do its part with door-to-door actions to find and eliminate insect breeding sites in different areas of the city. This week, the UVZ (Monitoring and Zoonoses Unit), a body of the Department of Health, is carrying out the action in the regions of Vila Real, Jardim Santa Rita de Cássia and Jardim do Bosque.
UVZ officers visit homes to actively search for and eliminate possible mosquito breeding sites. The objective is to eliminate the insect still in the larval stage. If larvae are found, some of them are collected for laboratory identification. According to the agency, 80% of Aedes aegypti breeding sites are found in private homes.
Also according to the UVZ, this period of the year when the heat is more intense facilitates the faster reproduction of mosquitoes because the growth cycle is shorter. Consequently, there is an increase in Aedes aegypti circulating in the environment.
The Town Hall asks the population to authorize the entry of the agents, who are identified by a badge and a uniform. The City also advises residents to beware of scams. During visits, agents do not ask residents for bank details or personal information. The action consists solely of identifying and eliminating the insect’s breeding sites. If in doubt, to find out in which regions of the city the door-to-door action will be carried out, the population can call the UVZ on the telephones (19) 3897-3312 or (19) 3897-5974.
The fight against Aedes aegypti is an action that requires the collaboration of the inhabitants to be effective. Therefore, the town hall encourages citizens to do their part to prevent the proliferation of the mosquito.
Due to the increase in heavy rains at this time of year, the UVZ reminds the population to be extra vigilant to avoid the accumulation of water in the outdoor areas of their homes after the onset of the rains. Aedes aegypti female lays eggs in calm water which will give birth to more mosquitoes.
The Town Hall reminds that the correct disposal of waste and recyclable materials must be done in the PEV (Voluntary Delivery Points for rubble and other recyclable materials). Currently, the municipality has 13 PEVs, of which the two most recent were inaugurated at the end of last year, located in Jardim São Sebastião and Jardim Nova Alvorada. The population can consult which is the PEV closest to their place of residence on the site of the Town hall, through this LINK.
By properly disposing of reusable materials such as PET bottles and plastic packaging in EPIs, people also help to prevent these materials from being washed away by rain runoff and causing drains to clog, leading to flooding and flooding. . These problems can cause harm and inconvenience to other people who live in different parts of the city.
The irregular disposal of waste in the streets and public spaces of the city can also cause other problems, such as the attraction of poisonous animals (snakes, scorpions, rats, among others) which transmit other diseases, and the contamination of the green and natural spaces of the municipality. , such as ponds and streams.
If the resident has any of the symptoms of Dengue, Chikungunya or Zika, the Town Hall advises him to seek the UBS (Basic Health Unit) closest to his home to receive adequate care, allowing the Department of Health to make the correct notification of the case.
Epidemiological Surveillance, a body of the Department of Health, recalls that the symptoms of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika are similar. Some of the main symptoms of dengue include pain in the body, headache and behind the eyes, fever, pimples and/or red spots on the body, nausea and vomiting. The main symptom of Chikungunya is joint pain that persists for days. Symptoms of Zika are fever, but not so high, redness in the body and in the eyes (in the latter without pus formation). According to the Epidemiological Surveillance, an organ of the Ministry of Health, the municipality records this year 100 declared cases of Dengue fever, eight of which were positive. As for Chikungunya and Zika, the municipality still does not register any notification of the two diseases this year.