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Officials from the National Malaria Eradication Service (SENEPA) and the National Emergency Secretariat (SEN) carried out an environmental cleanup, with the main objective of involving the Asuncion community in the daily destruction of Aedes aegypti mosquito breeding sites, the transmitter of arboviral diseases.

The work covered approximately 38 blocks, where all kinds of containers with stagnant water were found, including useless objects (discarded tires, bottles, old belongings) and daily use (animal drinking troughs, vases, containers).

Similar actions are replicated daily in different parts of the capital city of the country, and the Central department, based on a schedule. It is important to highlight that the mitigation works are carried out according to the cases reported by the health services.

Giant microbes

With these activities, timely intervention is sought in homes and in the community so that each member of society is committed to keeping their environment free of vectors, correctly eliminating containers that may be conducive to the proliferation of the dengue and chikungunya transmitting mosquito.

Latest on chikungunya and dengue

Since the beginning of the year, Paraguay has reported more than 82,000 total chikungunya cases (more than 92,000 cases since Oct. 2022), including 36,000 confirmed cases.

There are 43 confirmed deaths, accounting for all the chikungunya deaths in South America to date, with a predominance of males and over 60 years of age. Among the deceased, 8 are under 1 year old (4 newborns and 4 infants), 7 of them from the Central department and 1 from San Pedro. All were hospitalized and admitted to the intensive care unit.

To date, 686 total dengue fever cases have been reported in Paraguay.