The World Health Organization is actively observing what may soon become a pandemic. Some governments have issued warnings asking their citizens and especially women to cancel all travel plans to some countries including Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia. The women of Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia are also changing their family plannning. That’s because the governments of Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia have asked the women in their country to please refrain from becoming pregnant within the next 2 to 3 years. The reason is because of the Zika virus and its affect on newborns in the country of Brazil where 4000 babies have been born with Microcephal since October 15 in 2015.
State health Sec. Dr. Sergio Cortes explains that there is a link between these births and the Zika virus. While humans cannot infect each other with the Zika virus the problem comes in the form of a mosquito named the Aedes aegypti. This insect has been known to transmit the Zika virus, dengue, yellow fever, hepatitis a and diarrhea. Dr. Cortes informs us that 80% of people who have the Zika virus will show absolutely no symptoms however the sad reality is how the Zika virus seems to be affecting the unborn children of women that are bitten by this the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Dr. Sergio Cortes, the Duque de Caxia State Health Secretary has assembled evaluation teams and is touring the region of Xerém, Duque de Caxia. The area has been besieged by torrential downpours and is now suffering a major health crisis that is due to the spread disease from the infected standing waters left over from the flooding and rising rivers and waterways. After thorough evaluation teams will be deployed with backpack spray units containing a predetermined mix of sodium hypochlorite. The teams will go out of find stagnent water and actively decontaminate it in hopes of killing all the mosquito larvae and to disinfect the water as well.
3000 antibacterial tablets and 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite have also been cdispersed amongst the local citizens in an attempt to expand the disinfection of instead of water due to the unseasonable flooding. The increased precipitation and heat waves are being blamed on the weather phenomenon known as El Niño. Sec. Sergio Cortes is leading an aggressive campaign on Exame to try to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
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