The Yucatán Health Secretariat (SSY) maintains fumigation actions in Mérida and municipalities in the interior of the state to continue protecting the population from diseases such as dengue, zika and chikungunya, which are transmitted by mosquitoes.
Mérida, Yucatán, November 6, 2023.- As part of the operation, on Monday, November 6, the SSY brigades will carry out fumigation tasks in the Yucatecan capital, particularly in the following “Colonias“: Melchor Ocampo, Mayapán and Nueva Mayapán, Los Reyes, Manuel Ávila Camacho, Fraccionamiento del Parque, Lázaro Cárdenas, Wallis, Pacabtún, Salvador Alvarado Oriente and Fidel Velázquez.
On Tuesday, November 7th, the work will be carried out in the colonies Nueva Chichén, Benito Juárez Oriente, Emilio Portes Gil, Chichén Itzá, Cortés Sarmiento, Emilio Portes Gil, Unidad Habitacional Morelos, Vicente Solís, María Luisa, Salvador Alvarado Sur, Fraccionamientos San Miguel and Del Sur, Hacienda Extension and Brisas del Sur.
For Wednesday, Nov. 8th, the Santa Rosa, Quinta Santa Rosa, Dolores Otero, Mercedes Barrera, Cinco Colonias, Zazil Há, Cinco Colonias Second Section, Álamos Del Sur, City Center Zone, and the Itzáes, Sambulá and Palms.
On Thursday, November 9th, the actions will be carried out in the Nueva Sambulá, Libertad, Fraccionamiento Salvador Alvarado, Los Reyes, Obrera, Palmeras I, Santa María Guadalupe, Palmeras III, City Center Zone, Núcleo Mulsay, Jardines De Nueva Mulsay II neighborhoods. Xoclán Rejas, Pedregales De Mulsay, Mulsay hacienda, Frutícola Susulá, Juan Pablo II and Progress Certification.
On Friday, November 10th, work will be carried out in the colonies of Xoclán Bech, Fraccionamiento Juan Pablo II, Mulsay, Xoclán Carmelitas, Bosques De Mulsay, Xoclán Santos, Xoclán San Manuel, Francisco I. Madero and San Lorenzo.
The scheduling of fumigation tasks in the municipalities will be as follows: Monday the 6th in Valladolid, Tuesday the 7th and Wednesday the 8th in Tizimín, on Thursday the 9th Pisté will be served,
Also on Friday, November 10th, Tinum and Chemax.
In this regard, the director of Prevention and Health Protection of the SSY, Carlos Isaac Hernández Fuentes, pointed out that this set of larval control actions has benefited a total of 544,051 homes since 220,000 hectares of surface have been nebulized with fumigation vehicles.
In addition, 51,710 houses have been fumigated and 1,666 tons of junk have been collected in Mérida and the interior of the state, where there has been the valuable collaboration of the City Councils, Hernández Fuentes pointed out.
The state official reported that dengue is a tropical disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which lays its eggs in containers with stagnant water, such as buckets, tires, pots, and water tanks, so he recommended that the population consider this factor because Rainwater encourages the insect to lay its eggs in vases, pots, containers and useless objects in patios where mosquitoes capable of transmitting the disease breed.
He explained that there are four types of dengue viruses, which means that a person can contract the disease up to four times in their life. In Yucatán, types 1 and 2 are the most common, but the entry of serotype 3 increases the risk of contagion.
Hernández Fuentes emphasizes that prevention is key, since the responsibility to avoid these actions is shared and this disease can be avoided by using repellent, keeping yards clean to eliminate mosquito breeding sites, installing mosquito nets and following government campaigns to benefit population.
In addition, it is important to consider that factors such as climate and individual immune response can influence the risk of getting sick. Prevention and community cooperation are essential to combat dengue, he concluded.