Monday, August 27, 2012
Havana.- The Cuban health system promotes actions aimed at reducing the presence in the island of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the dengue vector.
According to authorities from the sector, the existence of infection sources was confirmed in 98 of the 169 Cuban municipalities, with a significant increase in 23 of them.
The most critical situation is reported in the 15 municipalities of Havana and in the capital cities of Pinar del Río, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Guantánamo, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara, Bayamo and the Isle of Youth.
The specialists stated that the heat, the humidity and the summer rain create the conditions for the mosquito to proliferate.
In this sense, actions are increased in the fumigation of houses and government institutions, as well as in the cleaning up of areas where the mosquito can reproduce.