Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya season approaches in Puerto Vallarta

Given the light rains that has occurred in Puerto Vallarta, the Ministry of Health asks the population to remove pots and other items outside the home that can accumulate water, as reported by Jaime Álvarez Zayas, director of the Health Region Number 8.

“If you have a bucket, outdoor wash sink, or if you have objects that no longer serve you, they should be removed, in fact we are campaigning with the City Hall in different colonies, we were just in 31 de octubre and there were tons of pots that collect water that we are removing”.

However, he said that the help of the people is necessary, that they should conscientiously inspect their house and eliminate those items, in order to prevent the water from accumulating where the aedes aegypti mosquito grows, which is the one that is related to the cases of dengue, zika and chikungunya.

This reinforcement is to go in coordination with City Council staff to the colonies of the municipality with campaigns of descacharrización and just last week personally brought fumigant with an approximate cost of 1.2 million pesos.

“Fumigant for dengue is practically carried out the whole year, we are going to be fumigating and the City Council is also going to provide us some vehicles in the afternoons – evenings, which is when we must fumigate in Puerto Vallarta “.

Alvarez Zayas said that people should not only throw out objects that can accumulate water, but they should remove all kinds of garbage.

The director of the Sanitary Jurisdiction 8 assured that the people have responded favorably and until now they have answered the call by removing these types of objects from their homes and eliminating anything that could become a mosquito breeding ground for dengue, Zika and Chikungunya.

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