The Environmental Health Surveillance, linked to the Municipal Health Service (SMS) is carrying out this Friday (03/18) another awareness campaign against the mosquito that transmits dengue fever, Aedes aegypti. The entire Environmental Surveillance team, accompanied by the mascot of the campaign against dengue fever in Caxias, a mosquito similar to Aedes aegypti, circulates distributing information materials, making visits and guiding local residents to the using a sound car.
The objective of the campaign is to show the population its importance in the fight against the proliferation of this mosquito which, in addition to transmitting dengue fever, can also cause zika and chikungunya. The case is more alarming than ever, because there are already 300 foci of the mosquito, dengue fever, identified only in the first quarter of 2022, in Caxias do Sul. For this reason, while endemic disease control officers carry out periodic surveillance at 205 strategic points, such as garbage dumps, car depots and florists.
The surveillance asks the community to help by monitoring any place that may accumulate standing water, by sanitizing the drinking troughs of their animals and by reporting to Alô Caxias (156) the places where the water is standing so that the surveillance can investigate.
Guidelines to prevent overgrowth:
- Clean pet water tank with weekly brushing;
- Pick up trash from the yard
- Place bagged garbage to be collected by Codeca
- Collect used tires and store them in dry places, sheltered from the rain, or send them to the Codeca used tire storage center
- Cover water tanks
- Place millimeter screens in uncovered water tanks, rainwater collection tanks and drains;
- clean the gutters
- Every week, wash and brush the plastic pools, change the water
- Eliminate vegetable dishes