Dr. Sergio Cortes Visits Xerem as he Elucidates on the Zika Virus

Sergio Cortes, the state health secretary, was in Xerem, Duque de Caxias. He was surveying the parts affected by floods and camps accommodating the municipal population. The state government was running a dengue hydration center at the Xerem hospital that had been in operation for some time. The dengue hydration center had a capacity to cater for 300 people in a day. According to Sergio Cortes, it was preventative step by the department of health to help the municipality from dengue mosquito proliferation due to the huge chunks of garbage that had accumulated in the city.
Sergio Cortes held a meeting with Camillo Junqueira, the municipal health secretary and Conception Mendoca, the coordinator of the National Health Force. In the meeting, it was agreed that the state should deliver a second Calamity kit and 3000 antibiotics tablets to counter leptospirosis. All the steps that were taken by State Department of Health and the Epidemiological Surveillance teams in the region were aimed at preventing the outbreak of diseases arising from contaminated water like hepatitis A, leptospirosis, and diarrhea.
The initial batch of samples collected in the area by the Health Surveillance Secretariat of the state was not satisfying according to the Central Laboratory Noel Nutels. As a result, teams disinfected the water on a daily basis with the Department of Health recommending all the people to do the same. The government delivered 10,000 bottles of sodium hydrochlorite to Caxias. The people in the camps were advised to use bottled water for drinking and food preparation. Sergio Cortes urged those donating to Xerem to include bottled water.
Recently, Sergio Cortes discussed about the appropriate clothing for summer, a period associated with high temperatures and a lot of sweating. The heat causes people to sweat at high rates leaving them uncomfortable. For this reason, the medical expert talks about the right clothes to wear to avert sweating during summer. Sergio Cortes recommends light colored clothes that fit well. He adds that dark colored and tight clothes retain more heat and do not give the skin enough room to breathe. This information was originally mentioned on Sergio Cortes’ Website.
The outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil has left many people confused. Recently, Dr. Sergio Cortes explained about the disease, its symptoms and ways of treating the disease. According to him, Zika first emerged in the African continent in countries such as Tanzania in the 40s before spreading to other countries. Zika started to spread in Latin America in 2015. The symptoms of the disease include fever and muscle aches. Its treatment is symptomatic meaning that there is no specific treatment for the disease.
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