The Zoonoses Surveillance Division advises the population on how to take care to prevent the spread of Aedes aegypti, during visits to municipal cemeteries on the Finados holiday (2), in Limeira (SP). The head of the Division, Pedrina Aparecida Rodrigues Costa, points out that the packages of plant vases can accumulate rainwater, transforming them into breeding grounds for mosquitoes. “It is essential that visitors remove the plastic that covers the flower vases before placing them in the tombs,” he said.
To reinforce the need for prevention, cemeteries have banners to alert visitors about the risk of the mosquito, which is the transmitter of dengue, zika and chikungunya. In addition to packaging, Pedrina emphasizes that all products consumed inside these places, such as plastic bottles and cups, are properly disposed of in trash bins.
“During the visit to the cemeteries, the residents must also check if the tomb contains containers that can accumulate water. Vases or flower boxes need to contain holes to allow the water to flow out,” he said.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the use of masks in cemeteries is mandatory. As a preventive measure, alcohol gel will be made available to visitors at the entrance to cemeteries.
– Parque Cemetery – Rua Evaristo Olivatto Filho, 377 – Jd. Whitewashers. Open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. There will be no masses. The ossuary will not be open for visitation.
– Saudade I Cemetery: Constitutionalist Soldier Square of 1932, s/nº – Centro. Open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, and the administration will be open from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. There are no scheduled masses.
– Saudade II Cemetery: Rua Dr. Alberto Ferreira, s/nº – Centro. Open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, and the administration will be open from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm;
– Pires Cemetery: Via Martim Lutero, km 2. Open from 7am to 6pm.