Aedes Aegypti mosquito, clear and present danger: ISESALUD Baja California

The mosquito high-density population observed in Mexicali in the houses near drains and canals must not alarm people living in those areas of the city, it’s only a common variety called CULEX and it doesn’t represent a disease danger for them, said David Ibarra Ojeda State Coordinator of the Vector Program of Baja California State Health Secretary (ISESALUD).

He also said they can’t fumigate those places at random because it would become a serious hazard and the problem would escalate eventually because the Aedes Aegypti mosquito (which transmits dengue, zika and chikunguña) might develop resistance to the chemical agent and its effectiveness would diminish.

Ibarra Ojeda assured ISESALUD is seeking to control this in order for the population to be safe, in 2018 there haven’t been any cases of the aforementioned diseases, but the last few days with temperatures between 29 and 32 Celsius degrees have yielded ideal conditions for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito to proliferate, and invited Mexicali residents to avoid leaving clean water containers open in their houses because it could create excellent breeding grounds for this kind of mosquito.

He also said that Mexicali municipality has a high density of the so-called ovitraps, installed in both urban and rural areas of the city, as well as the rest of the State Municipalities, there are 6 thousand 693 of those traps all over the state and one thousand 512 have resulted positive for Aedes Aegypti mosquitos.

The areas with the biggest risk are: Fundadores, Cachanilla, Ampliación Xochicalli, Ángeles de Puebla, Hidalgo, Cuervos y Santa Cecilia; as well as San Carlos, Villas de la Republica, Luis Donaldo Colosio and Los Naranjos, Ibarra Ojeda invited the people in those areas to follow these steps wash, cover, turn around and throw away and to live any water container, flower vase, old tires, gas tanks, pots and pans or any other object that could be a potential clean water concentration recipient.

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