The Minister of Public Health, Luis Medina Ruiz, indicated that with the increase in temperatures and rains, mosquitoes appear, such as the Aedes Aegypti, transmitter of the dengue virus. In this sense, he recommends what are the preventive measures to avoid its proliferation.
“Today we do not have dengue in Tucumán, but we must prepare ourselves, so we seek to make the population aware of care: how to look at the funds, patios, surroundings of the house, the nearby plaza to transform these places into safe spaces,” he explained. the holder of the health portfolio.
The official stated that dengue is transmitted by the mosquito and that, in order to develop, it needs stagnant water where the mosquito lays its egg so that the larva develops and then the mosquito. “This can bite a person who is sick with dengue, which can come from northern Argentina or neighboring countries such as Brazil, Paraguay or Bolivia, and suddenly we already have dengue. Today we have the job of prevention, we must avoid mosquitoes and the way to do it is by looking at our environment, ”he detailed.
Medina Ruiz highlighted that, in addition, they work together with Education: “All prevention measures are taught in schools. The idea is that on a special day, close to the weekend, we all agree and through the children we want the children to collaborate and educate us on this knowledge when they return home. We want to advance with them in this prevention”.
The best way to prevent dengue, chikungunya, and Zika is to eliminate all mosquito breeding sites.
Many of the containers where the mosquito breeds are not useful (cans, bottles, tires, pieces of plastic and canvas, cut drums). For this reason, they must be eliminated and prevented from accumulating, both inside the houses and outside (patio and garden).
If the containers cannot be eliminated because they are used permanently, let’s prevent them from accumulating water, turning them upside down (buckets, basins, drums), covering them (tanks, cisterns, cisterns) or changing the water and brushing them frequently (pet drinkers).