La Paz, Baja California Sur. – Based on coordination with the Municipality of Los Cabos to strengthen the prevention of dengue fever, a disease transmitted to humans through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the Health Secretariat of Baja California Sur trained OOMSAPA personnel in the Application of dengue larvicide in water distributed to different colonies using tankers.
It is a measure carried out in this area of the company to prevent the water collected by citizens for domestic use from serving as an artificial breeding ground for this insect that infects people with Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya. Viruses can infect. People who experience serious symptoms of these diseases, explained the director of the state agency’s health services, Ana Luisa Guuarte Castro.
Although the application of the larvicide is minimal depending on the amount of water transported by the tankers, it is enough to prevent the baby mosquitoes from developing into adult stages, thereby reducing the possibility of transmitting these diseases to the residents of the different colonies. said the doctor.
The proportion of the product used does not pose a risk to the health of settlers, but the request to citizens is reiterated to consume only boiled, chlorinated or disinfected water to avoid acute diarrheal diseases, the official added, emphasizing the importance for people must wash and cover all items used in the household to contain liquids for daily use to prevent contact with harmful fauna.
Guuarte Castro recalled that on September 12, the Government of Baja California Sur began the third cycle of fumigation against the mosquito that transmits dengue fever, in the municipal delegation of Cabo San Lucas, with the expectation of increasing the incidence of the disease in the area where it focus on reducing More than 90 percent of the cases confirmed so far in 2023 are due to this infection.