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    Decretan alerta amarilla en Cali tras aumento de casos de dengue
    Enero 12, 2020 - 01:09 p. m. Por: Redacción de El País

    Google translation:

    Yellow alert is decreed in Cali after an increase in dengue cases
    January 12, 2020 - 01:09 p. m. By: Redacción de El País

    With the purpose of reducing dengue cases in Cali, the Mayor's Office issued a yellow alert that is effective as of Monday, January 13. The measure will be accompanied by new days of fumigation against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the virus.

    This was announced by the Secretary of Health of Cali, Miyerlandi Torres Ágredo this Sunday, through a statement that also indicates that the measure responds to the recent increase in cases in the capital of the Valley where it went from 45, in the last week of 2019, at 118 in the first of 2020.

    In turn, Mayor Jorge Iván Ospina ordered the purchase of supplies and the creation of a care route for patients with associated symptoms. He emphasized the importance of prevention and fumigation since the transmitting insect is also a carrier of viruses such as chikungunya and zika.

    "In extreme cases, dengue can cause death. Therefore, the fumigation will be accompanied by educational and educational conferences aimed at the community with the purpose of initiating preventive actions by making good management of garbage and keeping their homes free of reservoirs. water such as tires, ponds, aquatic plants, containers and the like, "he added.

    They announced that communes 6, 13, 14 and 18 will be prioritized because these areas have the highest number of cases.

    The recommendation for those with symptoms such as headache, very acute joint pain, very high fever, lack of appetite and abdominal pain, is to consult the doctor and not self-prescribe.

    The local authorities also assured that they seek to reduce existing barriers to access to health services for those who do not have EPS membership.

    "Affected people who do not have an EPS membership, do not have a social security affiliation, whether displaced or migrant, can go to the Emergency Department of any public health institution in the city, with their identification document they will attend to it," explained the official .