Health authorities call for self-care due to increase in dengue cases in Córdoba

Health authorities call for self-care due to increase in dengue cases in Córdoba
Health authorities call for self-care due to increase in dengue cases in Córdoba

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In dialogue with Caracol Radio, the coordinator of the Vector-Borne Diseases and Zoonoses program of the Government of CórdobaMarcos Tamara Burgos, indicated that, as of epidemiological week 24, 2,237 cases of dengue have been reported in the department of Córdoba, of which three deaths have been associated with the disease.

The official indicated that 81,454 people in 29 municipalities of the department have been reached with dengue promotion and prevention, with the Vector-Transmitted Diseases and Zoonoses Team (ETV), of the Government of Córdoba. The actions focus on community, educational, work, institutional and home environments.

Among the measures to prevent dengue, he listed eliminating mosquito breeding sites such as tires, lids, puddles and points where water stagnates. Besides, use repellent, install mosquito nets, especially in rural areasand drain the water that is stored in the vacant lots and keep them free of weeds.

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Támara Burgos recalled that the presence in Montería of the Aedes Albopictus, another mosquito that transmits dengue.

In 2023, scientists from the University of Córdoba determined the presence of this mosquito in municipalities such as Ayapel, Buenavista, Planeta Rica, Pueblo Nuevo and Puerto Libertador.

The difference between Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus is that the latter can reproduce in clean and dirty waters.

Finally, the epidemiologist emphasized self-care, consulting the doctor and not self-medicating. The symptoms that should set off alarm bells are: high fever for more than three days, muscle and bone pain, nausea or vomitingskin rashes, pain behind the eyes.

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