According to the BBC’s report, Argentina’s Ministry of Health reported that dengue fever cases began to decrease.
The ministry called for increased anti-mosquito measures, including the use of mosquito nets and insect repellent on doors and windows, and the removal of water containers that could serve as breeding grounds.
Biologist Marianela Garcia Alba noted that the number of mosquitoes may increase due to the increase in air temperatures in the world and in Argentina, and they continue to spread towards the south of the country.
Biologists release thousands of mosquitoes that they have damaged DNA by radiation in laboratories in the hope that their larvae will not survive. With this, it is aimed to prevent the spread of dengue fever by making the mosquitoes exposed to radiation the dominant species.
Dengue fever, which has killed more than 40 people in Argentina, is spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and causes high fever, headache, nausea and joint pain in those it infects.