Igrejinha Health Department conducts dengue mosquito spraying action

The Igrejinha Health Department has taken action to control the proliferation of the dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti. The spraying, carried out with the insecticide Cielo, took place this Sunday morning (6), in certain streets of the city center.

The sanitary surveillance team was responsible for the application of the insecticide. According to the Department of Health, the environmental monitoring team carries out visits to places, with possible breeding sites, according to requests received by the community and community agents. Also last Thursday (03), the stage of mosquito control began, with the application/spraying of insecticide, provided by the State.

The secretariat warns that some simple actions – like eliminating potential breeding sites – make a difference and are the main measures against the three diseases caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito (dengue, zika and chikungunya).

The mosquito lays its eggs in containers with standing water, such as empty cans and bottles, tires, gutters, uncovered water containers, dishes under potted plants, or any other object that may store rainwater, like bottle caps. Additionally, Aedes may search for natural breeding sites, such as bromeliads, bamboo, and holes in trees.

The dossier asks all residents of Igrejinha to check their terrace and, if they identify a suspicious situation, to call the health department. The population may also be visited by the Endemic Combat Agent and the Health Agent at their home.

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