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Buenos Aires – Dengue prevention campaign

The government began an awareness campaign to prevent dengue in shanty towns

The Buenos Aires government began yesterday a “prevention campaign to combat dengue in the slums and squatter settlements in the city,” involving 350 thousand people living in those conditions.

1,400 specialists from Instituto Pasteur of the Epidemiology Department in the Health area of Hospitals and personnel from SAME were present.

The campaign’s slogan is: “Without water there’s no eggs, without eggs there’s no mosquito, without mosquito there’s no dengue”. They started in shanty town 19 of INTA neighbourhood, on 6999 Dellepiane in Villa Lugano.

Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, Chief of Cabinet, and Maria Eugenia Vidal, Minister of Social Development, led the operative which aimed at bringing awareness on the preventive meassures necessary to combat dengue.

Today they will be handing out informative leaflets where the importance they stress the importance of avoiding having water containers, as it’s there where mosquitoes breed.

It’s also advised to have window nets against mosquitoes in the households, as well as the use of the traditional repellents.

Source – Momento24

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