City hall inspects infestation of Aedes aegypti in Curitiba

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26/10/2020

Agents will visit 22 thousand properties in several neighborhoods

Over the next few weeks, the City will conduct a survey in all neighborhoods in the city to check the level of infestation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue, zika and chikungunya. Agents to combat endemic diseases from the Municipal Health Secretariat (SMS) should inspect about 22 thousand properties in the city to identify possible breeding sites.

The Rapid Survey of the Aedes aegypti Infestation Index (LIRAa) is a guideline of the Ministry of Health, and the goal is that the index is below 1%, which means low risk for infestation. Since 2017, Curitiba continues with an infestation rate close to 0%.

The choice of places to be visited is made by lot, within a computerized system of the Ministry of Health, depending on the population density and the number of properties. The result is the mosquito infestation rate.

“This rapid mapping shows the distribution of infestation by type of breeding site in different regions of the city, which allows the City to develop different mosquito-fighting strategies for the areas considered most critical”, highlights the coordinator of the Aedes Municipal Control Program, Tatiana Faraco.

Residences, shops and vacant lots will be inspected, which will make it possible to identify outbreaks of the mosquito and the main types of breeding sites. “The collaboration of the population, receiving our agents and maintaining the routine of caring for their homes, help is essential to fight the mosquito”, emphasizes Tatiana.

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