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Dengue sprayers return to Merida today. Photo: Punto Medio

Merida, Yucatan — Ahead of June’s expected rains, Mayor Renán Barrera Concha deployed street sprayers to kill dengue-spreading mosquitos.

The program will be carried out by personnel from the Directorate of Municipal Public Services led by José Luis Collado Soberanis, who will coordinate with the Municipal Health Subdirectorate to determine where brigades will visit first.

Spraying the entire city will take two months, and occurs in coordination with state government, said Barrera. Homeowners are asked set aside any instinct to close doors and windows. Keep them open to let the spray drift inside, officials advise.

As of May 4, 44 cases of non-severe dengue, 82 serious cases and three severe cases have been confirmed in Yucatan.

That compares to 11 cases in the same period last year, none of them severe.

The increase in cases is abysmal, so there is an urgent need to start prevention activities for this disease, which unfortunately has already taken a life in our state.

Dengue is most prevalent in rural pockets of infection. Muxupip — between Motul and Baca northeast of the capital — has three detected cases and an incidence rate of over 90%. It is followed by Sanhacat with an incidence rate of 54.41% and a confirmed case; Chamkom with 40.5% and two confirmed cases; in addition to Dzitás, which has an average incidence rate of 25.9% and one confirmed case.

Yucatan ranks seventh in the nation for dengue after Nayarit, Tabasco and Quintana Roo, followed by Veracruz, Colima and Guerrero.

Source: Punto Medio

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