Ituzaingó and San Martín, in Buenos Aires, are two of the places that they must take precautions, after the Secretary of Health of the Nation issued an epidemiological alert in which he urged "health teams to intensify the epidemiological surveillance of cases, raise awareness of the clinical suspicion of dengue and other arboviruses, and disseminate recommendations to the population for prevention and early consultation in case of symptoms"Especially during Holy Week.
"In the presence of outbreaks of different arboviruses in neighboring countries, the circulation of dengue virus in different Argentine provinces and taking into account the expected increase in flows of people moving to and from these areas on the occasion of the upcoming Holy Week holidays, this epidemiological alert is issued, "the official statement said.
So far, so far in 2019, there were 904 positive cases recorded for dengue in the country without record of travel history in 12 provinces plus the City of Buenos Aires. There are currently 21 locations with transmission of the dengue virus.
The areas with the highest transmission rate are the missionary locations of Andresito, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú and Puerto Libertad; the Jujeñas de Aguas Calientes, El Acheral and Fraile Pintado; and the Salteñas of Aguaray, Embarcación, Dragones, Los Blancos-Morillo, Mosconi, Oran, Salvador Mazza, Santa Vitória Este and Tartagal.
In addition, it also warns about the cities of Santa Fe and Rosario de Santa Fe, as well as Ingeniero Juarez in Formosa, and Ituzaingó and San Martín in Buenos Aires.
Here are some prevention tips issued by the municipality of Ituzaingó:
How we dispose of hatcheries
Aedes aegypti reproduces in the so-called "white waters" that have no movement, but have not rotted, so that any element that we have inside or outside our house and that accumulates water (rain or pot), can be a mosquito breeding site. That is why it is very important:
- Discarding, that is, eliminating all the elements that are not in use, such as tires, tarpaulins, pots, cans and bottles so that the water does not accumulate in them.
- Renew the water from pots and drinkers of animals daily, as well as checking the dishes of the pots.
- Clean and unclog shelves and gutters after each rain.
- For neighbors who have swimming pool, keep the water chlorinated and moving.
How we fight the mosquito
Hot, humid and dark corners are the places where the mosquito habitually lives and is the reason why it is considered a home-made insect.
It is advisable to use mosquito nets on the doors and windows, check the house to rule out the presence of insects and use insecticide behind the curtains, under the beds, in laundries, cabinets and anywhere you can nest and reproduce.
How to avoid pricks
Aedes aegypti is a mosquito that feeds, usually during the day. To avoid their bites, it is recommended to use tablets and spirals (inside and outside the house) and to use repellent renewing its application every three hours.
What are the symptoms
They are similar to flu, colds and stomach aches, so that in the presence of any of them, it is suggested to stay isolated to avoid bites and infections, in addition to attending a doctor immediately and NOT self-medicating.
The main symptoms are: high fever; muscle, head and / or eye pain; nausea and vomiting; skin rashes; and bleeding from the nose and gums.
If you suspect you are suffering from these diseases, contact the County Health Department (Brandsen 3859 – 4621-2581) to inform you of the situation that will be taken in that case, the necessary precautions.
Questions or queries: At the Ramón Carrillo Primary Medical Center, personally at Brandsen 3859 or calling 481-8373.