Monitoring Emergencies: Peru - 03/21/2017: Digesa / Minsa to spray 38,810 houses affected by floods for a dengue outbreak in Piura Region

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Ministry of Health personnel will fumigate and thus prevent the spread of mosquito Aedes Aegypti that causes dengue and zika virus. Throughout the emergency more than two thousand brigades have made 15 thousand medical consultations and of the 3 723 establishments in the zone 87% are operating and equipped. The Ministry of Health declared health emergencies in the departments of Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque. Digesa / Minsa will fumigate 38,810 houses affected by the flooding and control the dengue outbreak in the Piura Region, with a population to protect of approximately 194,050 inhabitants.

Medical attention: A total of 13,177 medical consultations in 370 districts of eleven regions declared in emergency - following the landslides – have been completed by the Ministry of Health to date. As well as 2,072 specialized brigades. 349 modules and 16 medical posts have been installed in the eastern area of Lima for those affected by the overflows of the Rimac and Huaycoloro rivers, while a field hospital is operating in Lambayeque and two more are to be installed in the Piura region. Regarding vector control, 252,081 homes were sprayed in the 370 districts declared in emergency and larval control was performed in 261 thousand homes.

SAMU activates ambulance network in areas affected by river overflows: The network of ambulances to provide immediate medical attention in areas where there are overflows of the Huaycoloro and Rímac rivers are activated. A total of 20 units are fully equipped with specialized personnel, which are deployed throughout Lima, prioritizing emergency zones. (OS: MINSA; MINSA; DIGESA; MINSA)