Xerem Brazil has been affected by floods for the past week, and many people are relocating to stay at the municipal shelters. The state government has also initiated a dengue hydration center which has been running on Sunday with the ability to serve the capacity of 300 persons in a day. Sergio Cortes visited the area on Sunday to analyze the situation. Sergio is a professional doctor and the state secretary of health. He is concerned about the health safety in the area as the area seems to have a lot of garbage all over and can be breeding sites for mosquitoes that will lead to dengue outbreak in the area.
Sergio Cortes was Chilean tennis player, and his best win was beating the words number one Magnus Larsson at the Olympic champions in Florida. In addition, he is a former secretary of Rio de Janeiro. However, his service to the state is now his great concern. From a meeting in the municipality, the health secretary agreed that another safety kit is provided and 3000 antibiotics to arm the resident against leptospirosis. Sergio and the health department in the state department have been on their toes to prevent more outbreaks in Xerem. The floods are feared to bring contagious infections with the likes of hepatitis A and diarrhea from contaminated water and an aftermath of rainfall the dengue. People with homesteads around the area have been advised against taking unbolted water.
The infections are more waterborne, and Cortes is asking for more donations from well-wishers most especially bottled water. This is according to an article published in Extra . However the team is up for daily disinfection of water, and the department of health is recommending many more to disinfect the water regularly. Sergio Cortes has also been on the recommendations to train more people around the area to be able to detect early symptoms of the diseases and cure them early enough before they spread to other persons in the area. The residents of Xerem should also remember to disinfect even the water in their tanks.
Sergio has been very touched with the spreading of zika across countries in Asia and parts of America. Cortes is also urging people on exame.abril to report zika cases immediately to avoid outspread. The main symptoms of Zika are fever and mild joint pains. Many researchers have been trying to come up with the vaccine for zika, but it might take years as Sergio thinks. His professional experience moves him to help the affected people and preventing the outbreak to avoid a disease crisis. One is free to follow Sergio Cortes on Twitter @ dr_sergiocortes and on linked in as sergio-cortes.