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LATEST_UPDATE_ON Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 11:43
Holguin Increases Vector Control Measures

antivectorial_lucha.jpgPrevention is the key to avoid vector proliferation and water pollution in the province of Holguín, following the aftermath left by Hurricane Irma in its passage through this eastern region of Cuba.

Eduardo Michel Serrano, director of Hygiene and Epidemiology in the territory, stressed the importance to increase hygiene and sanitary measures, as abundant rainfall causes the rise of the water table and the overflow of septic tanks to the inside and outside of homes.

He stressed the need to boil the drinking water or treat it with sodium hypochlorite, an alternative to avoid the proliferation of acute diarrheal diseases in the present stage.

Another important action, he said, is to make the family autofocus in a responsible way, which helps to prevent the proliferation of mosquito Aedes aegypti, transmitter of dengue and zika, among other diseases.

In this sense, Serrano indicated as fundamental measures the brushing of the tanks, the treatment with chemicals and the collection of solid waste in patios and roofs that can become reservoirs for the larvae of the vector.

He added that health education and prevention in neighborhoods is essential to reduce the risks caused by rainfall in community health, which translate into acute diarrheal diseases and other conditions.

The Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) and the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) in the province have joined the campaign with cleaning and sanitation actions, as well as educational talks on the risk of propagation of vectors for human health. / ACN

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