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Mosquito that transmits the virus Zika found in Chile

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  • Mosquito that transmits the virus Zika found in Chile

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    They found in Chile mosquito that transmits the virus Zika

    Health Minister, Carmen Castillo, said it is unclear how he got the vector to continental Chile and reiterated the call to take preventive measures.

    A mosquito that transmits the Zika virus was found in Chile, specifically in the city of Arica, in the region of Arica and Parinacota.

    The finding was confirmed by the Minister of Health, Carmen Castillo, who explained that it is not clarified how the mosquito arrived in the country and the number that exist in the area so far.

    "It could have been transported in a vehicle handling cold from abroad that could have brought the vector into one of them," said Secretary of State.

    The health authority said that this "is not serendipity but a finding with active search where we move ahead" .

    Regarding the possibility that the vector reaches Santiago, Health Minister clarified that environmental conditions are more optimal for the mosquito in the north of the country.

    Among preventive measures, Castillo called for calm " because right now no one is sick , what is it is the vector that transmits the disease and what we will attack."

    He also indicated that care networks febrile care will increase and called to take the necessary practical measures informed by the Ministry of Health as cover elements containing water, sewage dump.

    The mosquito is female, so that the possibility has laid eggs in other parts of the country will be analyzed. Even the minister said that can lay up to 200 eggs and insects live up to a month.

    Finally, the minister clarified that the ISP gave authorization to pharmacies to market the repellent and the Undersecretary of Assistance Networks, Jaime Burrows, will travel to the area .

    The virus Zika is transmitted to people through the bite of infected mosquitoes of the genus Aedes , and especially Aedes aegypti in tropical regions.

    It is the same that transmits dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever, reports the World Health Organization (WHO).
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    Confirmed finding of Aedes aegypti larvae in Camarones

    Seremi of Health reported that Metro Manila is the 12th place where the vector is zika. 05/16/2016 - (17 hours ago)

    Health Seremi Metro Manila, Giovanna Street, confirmed Monday the discovery of a larva of Aedes aegypti in the commune of Camarones, on the banks of the river.

    This was explained the authority, adding that to date have detected 12 places where it has found the Aedes aegypti mosquito: 11 in Arica and one in Camarones.

    "They have spent 28 days since the reintroduction of the mosquito Aedes aegypti in our region, which was eradicated in 1963. We had 12 perifocos after making a sweep of more than 3,800 houses were confirmed," he said.

    Street added that "we can not give up, and we must continue to strengthen preventive measures to eliminate conditions that become potential mosquito breeding sites such as water in containers without lids".

    The manager Zoonoses and Vector SEREMI of Arica and Parinacota, Manuel Gajardo, said vector scan also involved "an inspection by the river bank, considering Taltape, shrimp and a section to the mouth of the tributary. We found no evidence elsewhere in villages. "
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela


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      Comment Moderator TY:

      These 2 reports answer the 2 key questions raised by the previous report. 1st, the mosquito is, in fact, _Aedes aegypti_. Chile's proactive mosquito surveillance detected the mosquito very early, and follow-up action detected its presence in 11 additional places in the area. No doubt, surveillance will continue, and vector control measures will be implemented, along with continuing public education.

      2nd, both reports indicated that, as of the dates of their publication, no cases of Zika virus infection in the area had been reported nor occurrence of microcephaly or Guillain-Barre syndrome related to Zika virus infection.

      One hopes that the actions taken will successfully eliminate _Aedes aegypti_ in the area. However, given that Arica is a major hub for commerce and travel, this may not be the last time that this mosquito is introduced into the area. - Mod.TY

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