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Dengue: More than 190,000 homes attended and almost a million mosquito breeding sites destroyed

Dengue: More than 190,000 homes attended and almost a million mosquito breeding sites destroyed

February 12, 2023, 10:50 PM

February 12, 2023, 10:50 PM

The minga against dengue ended in Santa Cruz. The activity to eliminate the mosquito vector mobilized this Sunday 3,462 brigades that traveled in 12 districts of the Santa Cruz capital.

President Luis Arce was present at the closing of the day and offered the final report of the campaign. The act was arranged in facilities of Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) Corporation, located in the third ring of Grigotá avenue.

Next to Arce was the team of ministers who participated throughout the day: the Minister of Government, Eduardo Del Castillo, the Minister of Health and Sports, Jeyson Auza and the Minister of Defense, Edmundo Novillo. The Minister of the Presidency, Marianela Prada, was also present. The mayor Jhonny Fernández and the municipal secretary of Health, Adriana Amelunge, were also present in this report.

190,675 houses were covered, 11,972 apple trees and it was possible to eliminate 933,375 mosquito breeding sites transmitter of dengue, explained the president.

“It was a great need, it has been hard work on this problem and we have good results,” he pondered. Maple.

The president affirmed that 557 suspected cases were detected that were treated by the brigades, and 15 infected with serious signs, which were referred to hospitals.

“This must be taken into account, It is a minga that must be repeated, this task does not end here, it must persist as long as there are water tanks in the houses where there is a probability of incubation,” he said.

He announced that this campaign It should not only be replicated in Santa Cruz but in other regions. TOSome departments have already started with the awareness campaign to remove the objects that allow the incubation of the mosquito.

For his part, the burgomaster from Santa Cruz highlighted the coordination of the three levels of the State to carry out the campaign. He also pondered the participation of the residents and leaders of the neighborhood councils.

“We have managed to advance with this preventive work, that of being able to involve citizens, because it is a co-responsibility with the citizens. This activity, Mr. President, has been very positive,” said Fernández.

He announced that the work to clean up and destroy mosquito breeding sites They will continue this week.

“This is a sign that when there is unity, desire to work, we can successfully achieve this task,” he added.

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