Published on May 17, 2022 05:53
Last Saturday (14), Londrina Town Hall, through the Municipal Health Service (SMS) and the Municipal Transport and Urbanization Company (CMTU), collected eight trucks of rubble left on the sidewalks of houses of Gardens Belém and Itapoá, in the north of London. Nearly 3 trucks were removed from a single residence. The capacity of each vehicle varies from 13 to 15 tons of rubble, which totals more than 100 tons of material collected.
Around 50 city endemic disease officers went house-to-house advising locals on the risks of leaving objects that can collect standing water and the importance of cleaning homes and backyards to avoid the proliferation of Aedes aegypti epidemics. They also delivered plastic bags for proper garbage disposal, and then CMTU employees collected the materials with trucks from the gardens in Belém and Itapoá.
According to CMTU Director-President Marcelo Cortez, over the next few days work will continue in both neighborhoods. “We launched the task force on Saturday and in a single day, eight trucks were recovered. Today, we continue the cleaning work. Services are expected to continue until Wednesday or Thursday depending on the amount of material to be removed, but the population is cooperating, as they know that the vast majority of dengue fever outbreaks are inside homes. Let’s see if we can get rid of this mosquito that way,” Cortez said.
According to the municipal health secretary, Felippe Machado, the idea of the working group is precisely to intensify the work of eliminating the breeding grounds of Aedes aegypti, in the localities where the dengue infestation rates are the highest. students. As the northern area reached 10.25% index in the last Aedes aegypti infestation rapid survey (LIRAa) of 2022, it was again chosen for the second dengue task force. “Endemic teams have been criss-crossing every block, guiding residents to remove all unusable items from backyards so that, as of Saturday, CMTU teams can begin collections. Now, Monday morning, we are back to work and we hope to be able to complete this step by Wednesday, so that we can organize ourselves for the next working group, in another location,” Machado said.
To facilitate the cleaning work, a sound car warned the population of the gardens of Belém and Itapoá of what could be thrown away. In this case, any object that accumulates water and serves as a breeding ground for Aedes must be properly discarded to prevent the proliferation of dengue fever. On this subject, the coordinator of endemic diseases of SMS, Nino Ribas, explained that it is not necessary to have stopped the water in the container, so that the mosquito reproduces. It serves only as a deposit for the mosquito and during a subsequent rain it accumulates water, allowing the egg to hatch. “The purpose of the work is to guide the population on the proper disposal of containers, because the dengue vector does not need stagnant water to spawn, but any container that can provide storage and monitor subsequent proliferation” , explained Ribas.
According to Londrina’s 2nd LIRAa, this year 97% of dengue fever outbreaks and breeding sites are inside homes and backyards, such as in potted plants; water jugs for dogs; bathroom, kitchen and laundry drains and discarded items in the back yard. The recommendation of endemic agents is that the population take 15 minutes during the week to inspect places that may have water at home or in the apartment. Guidance is for breeding sites to be removed and disposed of in plastic bags for separate collection or for collection by the garbage truck; and that people do not wait for someone to come and fix the problem, but rather do their part: clean their house and garden.
“We must remember that the backyard and the surroundings of our homes are an extension of our property. On Saturday we saw that from a single house we took more than two truckloads of material, which endangers not only this inhabitant of the accumulator, but his neighbors, since the mosquito has an area that it flies over. So it’s necessary for everyone to work together and keep their homes, backyards and neighborhoods clean,” Cortez added.
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17People who control places where there is standing water, such as abandoned swimming pools, land, houses and buildings with irregular disposal of materials that accumulate standing water, should report it to the Dengue Disc, to 0800-400-1893. Besides dengue fever, Aedes aegypti is the vector of zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.