Municipal disinfection offices are absent, and clinics receive dozens of cases daily
Ben Achenhou: Global warming will bring poisonous insects from Africa, and we must be careful
The tiger mosquito has returned to invade many states, causing people with its dangerous stings to crowd out people with corona in public health institutions. .
The poisonous tiger mosquito invaded many states of the country recently, and this mosquito is known to spread widely during the beginning of autumn, although it has never disappeared from our country, since its spread in our country five years ago, its bites still cause health problems for many citizens.
Some areas know a large spread of this mosquito, which breeds especially in areas where there is stagnant water, gardens and swimming pools. In the municipality of Koba in Algiers, for example, many families complained about the spread of these mosquitoes.
“Amal,” one of the residents in the dome, confirmed to us that she had been stung very dangerously by her feet due to poisonous mosquitoes, and the doctor prescribed her antibiotics for 10 days, after her legs swelled terribly, and the place of the sting suppurated.
As for the owner of a food store, he revealed that they suffer from this mosquito that recently invaded the place, although the municipality has known a large spread of this type of mosquito since it entered Algeria, where its severity decreases for days, then quickly re-spread.
“Mosquito-fighting devices and pesticides are not leaving our stores, despite the inconvenience caused to customers,” our speaker said, calling on the citizen, the local authorities, to intervene and spray the pesticide, to alleviate the situation, which he described as “very disturbing.” As for another woman, she assured us that she was avoiding opening windows altogether, “We no longer air our homes, because we are afraid of mosquitoes entering.”
The same situation is experienced by the residents of the municipalities of Jisr Constantine, Draria, and Sharqa. Everyone is complaining about the large spread of tiger mosquitoes, wondering about the role of disinfection and prevention offices across the municipalities.
Among the symptoms caused by these poisonous flying insects, according to citizens’ statements, are swelling of the sting site, very severe itching, suppuration, fever and sometimes sweating.
Those infected with mosquito bites compete with Corona patients in clinics
While a doctor at the multi-service clinic in Ben Omar al-Qubba told us that those infected with mosquito bites who flock to the clinic are competing with Corona patients in terms of number daily, and she said, “Dozens come to us complaining of poisonous mosquito bites, so we often prescribe for them Telfast 180 mg.” Our spokeswoman advised citizens to avoid rubbing the sting site, in order to avoid swelling more, and it is better to pass a piece of ice over it.
In addition, a public health specialist, Fathi bin Ashnhou, stressed in a statement to “Al-Shorouk” the need to take the issue of the spread of various types of mosquitoes and poisonous insects seriously by the competent authorities in our country, because global warming and the changes it has left behind Climate and high temperatures will cause the emergence of many problems, including the arrival of dangerous tropical insects from central and jungles of Africa to the North African region, which makes it very necessary to take precautions.
According to him, humanity is threatened in the future by great dangers due to climate change, especially the problem of poisonous insects that carry various types of viruses. Especially the malaria virus or white fever.
Thus, “we must take the issue of the spread of different types of mosquitoes in Algeria seriously, and even devote university research to it, or what is called anthmology, to study how to combat these mosquitoes, and their breeding places, starting from their eggs,” he said.
The spokesman said that combating mosquitoes, after their reproduction and spread, does not work, adding, “The workers in the municipal hygiene offices and the health sector must possess a high level of competence to manage and protect the city from these dangers.”
On the other hand, Ben Achenhou called on citizens to pay attention while using mosquito-repellent methods of various types of insecticides, as they are extremely harmful to children, infants and people with asthma and allergies.