Teams from the Ministry of Health have been working in Upala, in the areas affected by hurricane Otto, to prevent the proliferation of mosquitoes breeding sites.
It was anticipated that the hurricane “washed away” the mosquitoes for at least a week, but they refuse to die. As consequence, authorities asked people not to lower their guard.
On November 28th, authrities fumigated three shelters and 270 houses: 15 breeding sites were found and eliminated.
10 health inspectors are working in the affected areas of Upala with more than 20 special machines. 13 more officials are likely to join the initiative in the coming hours.
María Esther Anchía, minister of Health, explained that stagnant water attracts mosquitoes that transmit diseases such as zika, dengue fever and chikungunya.