To protect the health of the population and continue the fight against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which spreads the dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses, the government of Yucatán intensifies fumigation work against this insect in Mérida and its surrounding communities, as well as in the municipalities of Umán, Ticul, Valladolid, Kanasín, Tizimín and Tekax, reports the authority.
In Yucatan there is the presence of four types of dengue and immunity to them is achieved after having each type, but currently the one with the greatest presence is virus 3, since it has not been present in our region for a long time, so it is not we are immune and because of that, more cases of this disease are occurring.
The State Health Secretariat (SSY) reported that these intensive works are carried out from September 9 to 15 in those locations through the use of 54 vehicles with heavy machinery and the participation of 130 workers, which will cover 47,876 acres for the benefit of nearly 1.5 million inhabitants.
The schedule of activities will be from 3 to 5:30 in the morning and from 6:45 to 9:30 in the evening.
The director of Prevention and Health Protection of the agency, Carlos Isaac Hernández Fuentes, pointed out that those in charge of these tasks will use heavy nebulizer machines, new generation thermal equipment and manuals.
The state official called on citizens to leave the doors and windows of their homes open when the brigades circulate through their homes, while emphasizing the importance of the population’s co-responsibility to join this effort, washing all containers and waterers for your pets, covering those that accumulate water, getting rid of those that could serve as reservoirs, turning over containers and dishes to prevent them from becoming potential breeding sites.
Likewise, he recommended that the population take additional preventive measures, such as the use of repellents, household insecticides and protecting windows with fly screens, while insisting on the importance of keeping their yards clean, tidy and free of breeding sites, he concluded.