DENGUE – PERU: (LAM) INTOXICATION OF SCHOOLCHILDREN WITH INSECTICIDES
DURING THE FUMIGATION CAMPAIGN
A statement from ProMED-mail
ProMED-mail is a program of the
International Society of Infectious Diseases
Date: May 20, 2023
Source: RPP, Peru
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Jorge Luis Pérez Flores, regional governor of Lambayeque, said
That several students of the Peruvian Spanish Educational Institution
They had respiratory problems when inhaling accidentally
Chemical components during a fumigation campaign for the
Eradication of the dengue transmitting mosquito.
The Regional Health Management (Geresa) of Lambayeque, as part of its
Health strategy for the eradication of the transmitter of the
Dengue, fumigated during Thursday morning different homes and
Streets of the city of Chiclayo.
This action, however, caused several schoolchildren of the
Spanish Peruvian Educational Institution present problems
Respiratory when inhaling the chemical components that leaked
From the outside to the classrooms.
Staff of the educational center indicated that, although they are not in
Against the fumigation, this had to be informed by Geresa in order to
To take the necessary measures to safeguard the health of the
Students, who had to be evacuated to the Almanzor Hospital
“The actions were immediate. The children, the young people were
Transferred to the hospital for the corresponding evaluation, there was no
More than the annoyance of the smell that is strong,” the authority said.
Communicated by: Jaime R. Towers
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