Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The “yellow” in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients. Symptoms of yellow fever include fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.
Researchers say that the illness known as “yellow fever” is eminently coming to Yucatan, and it will threat the population additionally to diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and zika transmitted to man by mosquitoes. Therefore, the Mérida City Council launched a campaign that consists of fumigation, overturning and dejunk actions. This campaign will last for the next six months.
Jorge Gamboa Wong, director of Social Welfare of the municipality, recalled that according to studies and information from the UADY’s Regional Center “Hideyo Noguchi”, the threat of yellow fever coming to Yucatan is real; hence the importance of initiating early preventive measures, especially because of the rainy season that has already begun.
In this regard, Mérida mayor Renán Barrera Concha expressed the following:
“This is a job that we have to do all by hand, in order to combat these diseases during the rainy season, we have to take the necessary precautions to avoid puddles that could serve as incubation areas for the mosquitoes. Therefore, it is necessary to clean up garages and patios, and avoid having containers that could serve as a breeding ground”.
Renán Barrera pointed out that even though health actions and programs are handled and managed by the federal government, the municipality always contributes as much as possible in favor of the health of the population.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom
more recommended stories
AMLO evaluates freeing Quintana Roo former governor Mario Villanueva from jail
(Bloomberg) — Mexican President Andres Manuel.
Yucatecan exports to Cuba on the rise
YUCATÁN (Times Media Mexico).-” Yucatan´s exports to.
Mexican government auctions seized goods including six of “El Chapo’s” houses
The Mexican government will auction seized.
It´s official, Mexico has granted political asylum to former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales
“The Mexican government has granted political.
Teen survivor recalls horrifying details of ambush in Mexico that killed 9
Teen survivor recalls horrifying details of.
Founder of White Helmets found dead in Istanbul
EUROPE(News Agencies) – The British founder.
Is Veterans Day always on Nov. 11?
On Veterans Day, Americans take the.
The people will decide on the Maya Train project: AMLO
On Sunday November 10th, President Andrés.
Internet consumption habits in Yucatán
In Yucatán, 96% of households have.
The Hong Kong struggle
HONG KONG (News Agencies)-A man has.