Roraima receives 10,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets to combat malaria

Roraima receives 10,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets to combat malaria
Roraima receives 10,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets to combat malaria
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The mosquito nets, purchased and distributed exclusively by the Ministry of Health, are designed to be effective against the Anopheles Darling mosquito, the main transmitter of malaria (Photo: Ascom Sesau)

Roraima recently received a supply of 10,000 Long-Lasting Insecticide Impregnated Mosquito Nets (MILD) to intensify the fight against malaria in areas where the disease is endemic. This measure is part of a series of strategies adopted to control the spread of the disease, as explained by Gerson Castro, manager of the Malaria Control Center.

The mosquito nets, purchased and distributed exclusively by the Ministry of Health, are designed to be effective against the Anofheles Darling mosquito, the main transmitter of malaria. They are impregnated with insecticide between the fabric fibers, which not only protects individuals from contact with mosquitoes, but also kills them within hours of contact.

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According to Sesau (State Department of Health), the prevention measure is important, especially considering that in the first quarter of this year, Roraima recorded 6,188 cases of malaria, representing a significant reduction compared to the same period of the previous year, when 10,009 cases were reported. Gerson warned about the importance of intensifying control efforts, especially with the arrival of the rainy season, which increases the risk of spreading the disease.

“We are currently in a very dry period, but we must prepare for an increase in cases with the arrival of the rains. That is why we are emphasizing the importance of mosquito nets and other preventive measures to reduce the incidence of malaria”, highlighted the manager.

The article is in Portuguese

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