Dr. Sergio Cortes Fights Back the Worst Flooding in Years

January 29th, 2016
Before 2015 Zika virus had only been active in Africa and a few countries in Asia. Now the Zika virus i is starting to spread throughout Central and South America. the Brazilian State Health Sec. Dr. Sergio Cortes is at the epicenter of the outbreak. The torrential downpours brought by the weather phenomenon as El Niño have caused severe flooding in the Xerém, Duque de Caxias region and beyond. According to
Extra.Globo Health Sec. Dr. Sergio Cortes and his teams have constructed seven (7) shelters in the area with the purpose of gathering samples for early detection. Each emergency shelter shall come with total chairs for dengue hydration restoration treatment. Dr. Cortes ensures that each of the seven emergency shelters will be a little to 300 people daily.

Dr. Sergio Cortes and his team will also be touring the flooded commence an all-out effort to help eradicate the contaminated waters that lie stagnant. Sec. Cortes informs us that this seems will also be training local residents in the shelters so they can help to go out and decontaminate other waters that they frequent through local knowledge. Dengue, hepatitis A and yellow fever are just some of the many pathogens that lie in wait in these contaminated floodwaters. One of the problems is the environment Brazil is conducive to help viruses like the Zika virus to spread rapidly. The reason is that these jungle areas are perfect for the proliferation of massive mosquito colonies. Dr. Cortes believes it taken active role in controlling the population of mosquitoes will be one of the most potent tools that the Government has to try and slow this ongoing health crisis.

In a meeting with municipal health Sec. Carmillo Junqueira one of the coordinators of the National Health Force Conception de Medonca, agreements were reached to dispense 3000 more antibiotics as of early intervention against leptospirosis. Things really started to escalate in the region and the Brazilian Department of Health has just dispense 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite to be used for decontamination of free standing waters. Dr. Cortes also has this to only drink bottle water and to use only bottled water for the preparation of foods in a completely kitchen area, utensils and plates.by using personnel to train and work with the local residents Dr. Sergio Cortes believes that the transition to using well water can be a smooth one.

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