Faced with dengue threat, Mazatlan takes preventive actions

At Lazaro Cárdenas they collect 26 tons of trash, and they still have about 14 tons left

Mazatlan, Sinaloa .- The clouds of mosquitoes increase in the city and this worries the population, who fears there will be an outbreak of dengue in the city. The proliferation of the insect increased after tropical storm Narda, which in its wake left rains and dragged furniture and containers, which become potential hatcheries for mosquitos. 


The staff of Jurisdiction 6 has intensified preventive actions in areas of greatest risk. A brigade of 15 employees among the health workers to eliminates hatcheries and applies the appropriate insecticide. Those in charge of collecting the trash worked in the Lázaro Cárdenas neighborhood and part of the Centro. 

In this, which is one of the areas of greatest risk for a dengue outbreak, 26 tons of waste were collected, and they estimate to collect 14 more tons on Monday. 

In the settlement, there was good participation of the neighbors, since even waste was removed from the front of the houses, yards, and roofs. 

In addition to the waste, they are becoming fumigated in various parts of the city. Predominant areas where population and tourism converge more: the city center, the Aquarium and what was the City Forest.

Also, in the Flamingos and Stadium subdivisions. 

The coordinator Víctor Arredondo, reiterates that the same cases of dengue are maintained.

He added that as long as they have controlled the most dangerous area, which is the center and around the estuary, the risk of an outbreak is reduced.

The numbers

The head of Jurisdiction 6, Andrés Sidhartha Hindú Pérez, stressed that the same dengue figures are maintained.

There are 18 cases in Escuinapa, six in Mazatlan and four in Rosario. 

These data are from three months ago. Since then, the institution has not registered any cases.

Every day they receive dozens of suspects, but when doing the studies, they are discarded.
But this forces them to intensify actions to prevent more sick people infected by this disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

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