Oaxaca de Juárez. The Delegation of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) in Oaxaca, through its main medical services unit, generally urges the population, in this rainy season, to regain waterlogging or the accumulation of water in containers (such as tires, pots or buckets) favoring the reproduction of Aedes aegypti, a mosquito whose female transmits dengue, a viral infection that causes simple nausea, joint pain, and in some cases even death.
Miguel Ángel Altuz Figueroa, coordinator of Information and Strategic Analysis, reports the symptoms of this tropical viral infection, known in some states of the Republic as "broken bones", appear 1
He stated that it is a tropical disease that occurred before In particular, the coastal states of Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero and Michoacán are concerned, so that a warning call is addressed to the inhabitants of the coastal region, the isthmus, the Papaloapanean basin and the central valleys, where the rains have multiplied, leaving them discards so that the mosquito does not reproduce.
The manager of the IMSS program -Prospera, Ariel Hernández Díaz, said that IMSS brigades in their Prospera program are monitoring the area of the isthmus of Tehuantepec, Papaloapan Basin, Coast and Mixteca region in search of outbreaks of the disease for
He revealed that there are two types of dengue: the classic and the hemorrhagic, the latter being very dangerous because, as the name implies, intense internal bleeding occurs which is deadly if it does not treated immediately.
Unfortunately, he explained, it is difficult to determine which type of dengue is onset of symptoms, so it is important to go with the family doctor. He pointed out that there are four subtypes of the dengue virus, noting that the risk of bleeding is increased if the person has already suffered this infection, although it is a subspecies of the virus that is different from the previously attacked different.
It is also strongly recommended to avoid self-medication with acetylsalicylic acid, because if it is hemorrhagic dengue, it increases the level of bleeding at the level of the nose, gums, or abdomen, as this drug is a vasodilator
Hernandez Díaz announced that it is in endemic areas It is advisable to place mosquito nets on doors and windows, as well as to use non-toxic repellents and insecticides at home, especially at dawn or in the afternoon, because this is the time when it is too late he prefers to feed on the blood of the itchy person.
He also announced that Chikungunya carried out preventive and control measures in rural communities where rainfall was constant in areas such as the Sierra Norte and the Isthmus. [Tehuantepec]
He pointed out that there are also activities to promote and disseminate the staff of the community action, community network (community agents, health volunteers and health committees) and municipal authorities in rural communities to protect them from dengue and chikungunya
Finally, the delegational manager of the IMSS Prospera program announced that epidemiological surveillance will continue every day with the support of volunteer staff, community action and medical care provided by a general practitioner and medical assistant in the medical field. Zone of the isthmus.