Wednesday March 29, 2017
To: Public Health authorities in Villa Clara
From: CID Delegation in Villa Clara
Recently, you admitted there is a high number of Aedes Aegypti mosquito breeding spots, and although you did not provide figures, you describe the situation as “complicated.” The city of Santa Clara has several “complicated” zones, because they lodge high dengue infection risk since several breeding grounds of the Aedes Aegypti vector have been detected, for example, in Brisas del Oeste and José Martí. The neighbors in the Brisas del Oeste neighborhood are among the many affected by the scarce control by community officials. Thus, it is one of the neighborhoods were vector breeding spots proliferate the most, due to the countless small garbage dumps found there, making way for breeding spots for rats and all types of insects harmful for human health.
You called on the population to combat mosquito breeding spots and requested cooperation because hundreds of houses are closed during the hours scheduled for spraying and applying pesticides. Many refuse to allow fumigation stating that the unbearable smoke only produces soot, since they only fumigate with diesel.
Passers-by visiting the so-called “City of Ché” can feel the filth on the streets and the countless dumps around houses, schools and any institution. The government must set the example an collect garbage and stop blaming the population, who are the victims of the incompetence and indifference of the entire State apparatus.
By the People’s Defense: Sara Cuba Delgado, CID provincial delegate in Villa Clara.