“The level of concern is high, as is the level of uncertainty” is what the World Health Organization director general Dr. Margaret Chan said recently in a meeting with her executive board members. Just ask Brazilian Sec. of Health Dr. Sergio Cortes. Dr. Sergio Cortes has been actively combating the disease since May of last year when it was first detected in Brazil. Health Sec. Cortes explains to Extra.Globo the lack of immunity in Brazil for this virus has greatly aggravated the situation.
Considering the fact that there is no vaccine for the Zika virus and the fact that no of early screening tests have yet been standardized on wikipedia secretary Cortes has decided to go after the Aedes aegypti mosquito because that is the most common way that the Zika virus can be transmitted between humans. The reason is that the human beings are not contagious and therefore cannot transmit the Zika virus however as soon as a mosquito bites an infected person and then becomes a vehicle to spread the contagion quickly. We are seen how quickly rapidly spread in the last several months from Brazil to Columbia and then to 24 countries and South and Central America it then spread to North America and has been found in Mexico and in several states in the United States of America.
Secretary Cortes reported on wikipedia has assembled evaluation teams of state workers and volunteers that have been trained and and are ready to help disinfect the contaminated water in the region of the city and greater area near Xerém, Duque de Caxia. Most of the members of that will be deployed will consist of people with local knowledge that will help in the discovery of state and contaminated water that will then be disinfected with sodium hypochlorite.
Dr. Cortes and his teams of both volunteers and state workers are working together to begin taking the action needed to try and avert a bigger problem for the rest of the country. Dr. Cortes explains how taking aggressive action directly to the breeding grounds (free standing water) will indeed be effective in it is hoped that the sodium hypochlorite will help to kill the larvae as well as to disinfect the contaminated waters in the region.
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