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Sesa reports 14 cases of mosquito related illnesses between Cancun, Cozumel and Tulum

Cancun, Q.R. — At least 14 cases of mosquito-related illnesses have been reported around the state. Dr. Homero León Pérez of the Secretary of Health of Quintana Roo, says there are at least 14 recorded cases of dengue, Zika and Chikungunya.

León Pérez, who heads Sesa’s Jurisdicción #2, says residents are being reminded to avoid allowing water to stand, especially after the recent heavy rains. Standing water provides a place for mosquitoes to reproduce.

He said of the reported cases, eight were in Cancun. There were also three cases reported in Cozumel and three more in Tulum.

“It is important that all citizens have their patios clean, that they eliminate everything that collects water that could act as a breeding ground. That helps us a lot, a clean roof and patio,” he said.

He said Sesa (Servicios Estatales de Salud) officials are making rounds on a daily basis to eliminate mosquito breeding sites in order to prevent the proliferation of mosquitoes that transmit dengue, Zika and Chikungunya.