City Hall works in Redenção to identify breeding sites for the dengue mosquito

Agents from the Municipal Health Department (SMS) carried out an inspection in the Parque da Redenção to identify breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti species, a mosquito that is a vector of dengue, Zika and chikungunya diseases. The Porto Alegre City Hall team — made up of 12 people — works to find these breeding sites and then eliminate them, given the potential risk to the population that frequents the Farroupilha Park. Through the number 156, agents will meet demands involving the breeding of the mosquito in the park. According to the folder, the Capital registered an increase in dengue cases in recent weeks. Until May 8, 87 cases had been detected in Porto Alegre since the beginning of 2021. The breeding sites are reservoirs where Aedes aegypti lays its eggs for reproduction. According to FioCruz, water tanks, gallons and barrels are the main ones.

PHOTO of Cristine Rochol/PMPA/JC