Sanitization against the proliferation of coronavirus and the control of arboviruses, mainly against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, continue in São Gonçalo. Every week, some neighborhoods are visited by the Environmental Health Surveillance teams of the Municipal Health Department. And, every 15 days, the entire city is sanitized. However, the collaboration of the population is very important in both cases – both obeying the rules of social isolation and sanitary measures and in cleaning their backyards to prevent the proliferation of dengue, zika and chikungunya.
The schedule is released every week and the choice of neighborhoods is based on data from the city’s Epidemiological Surveillance sector, which points out where the locations are with the increase in cases. In addition to the neighborhoods, the municipal health units receive treatment every week, as does the Northeast Traditions Center, which is sanitized every Friday to receive the population on the weekend.
During this week, other municipal bodies also received the 5th generation ammonia quaternary diluted in water, as was the case with the headquarters of the Municipal Guard. The neighborhood streets receive the work of 22 motofogs, which release the same quaternary ammonia, but diluted in vegetable glycerin in the air. Another 10 motorcycles are used to combat Aedes aegypti.
To avoid contamination of the coronavirus, people should keep a distance of 1.5m between them, wear masks and keep their hands clean, always washing with soap when possible. When there is no possibility of washing, alcohol gel can be used. And to avoid the proliferation of Aedes aegypti – mosquito that transmits dengue, zika and chikungunya – Goncalenses must be aware of the accumulation of water in any location, not only in large reservoirs.
“It is important to remember that we have to be alert to any place that can accumulate water. A soda cap or even a leaf lying on the floor and water in it is enough for the mosquito to lay its eggs. Therefore, residents should check the entire yard every week and put an end to anything that can accumulate water. Another guideline is to always wash animals’ drinking fountains with soap every day ”, explained Adaly Fortunato, director of the Environmental Health Surveillance department.
In addition to the teams that go to the neighborhoods, Environmental Health Surveillance also has emergency care. Any citizen can call the sector and request a visit in case of infestation of any vector. Orders are fulfilled, on average, in one week. In these cases, health agents investigate the complaint and take the necessary action to end the vectors. It is important to note that all agents are properly identified and uniformed. Denunciations can be made by calling (21) 3195-5198, extension 1008 or (21) 2604-6446, from the Vector Coordination.
Monday (1st): Várzea das Moças, Sacramento, Vista Alegre, New Mexico, Alcântara and Jardim Alcântara.
Tuesday (2): Maria Paula, Santa Izabel, Guarani, Raul Veiga and Vila Três.
Wednesday (3): Boa Vista, Almerinda, Boaçu, Barro Vermelho and Fazenda dos Mineiros.
Thursday (4): Porto da Pedra, Amendoeira, Jardim Amendoeira, Brasilândia, Santa Catarina and Salgueiro.
Friday (5): Mangueira, Parada 40, Jardim Nova República, Rosane, Vila Iara, Vila Lage and Palmeiras.
Programming the arbovirus control:
Monday (1º): Monjolos, Largo da Ideia, Tribobó and Mutondo.
Tuesday (2): Vista Alegre, New Mexico, Alcântara and Jardim Alcântara.
Wednesday (3): Barracão, Guarani, Jardim Tiradentes, Lagoinha, Raul Veiga and Vila Três.
Thursday (4): Ipiíba, Jardim Miriambi and Sacramento.
Friday (5): Pacheco, Laranjal and Santa Izabel.