Malaria in Bamako: surge in cases during the winter, increased vigilance recommended!

Malaria in Bamako: surge in cases during the winter, increased vigilance recommended!
Malaria in Bamako: surge in cases during the winter, increased vigilance recommended!
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The rainy season has set in in Bamako and its surroundings, reviving concerns about the proliferation of mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit, particularly malaria. Observations indicate a notable increase in malaria cases, especially among children, since the start of the wet season.

Increased danger for children

Children are particularly vulnerable to mosquito bites and the diseases they carry. It is crucial that parents are extra vigilant and take the necessary measures to protect them, including having them sleep under insecticide-treated mosquito nets. This protection must also be extended to adults for optimal prevention.

Mobilization and awareness to change behaviors

An awareness campaign is essential to inform the population about the risks associated with mosquitoes and how to protect themselves against them. It is urgent to encourage behavioral change, particularly the abandonment of the practice of gathering at night outdoors, which is conducive to bites.

Sanitation and fumigation: essential actions

Authorities must step up sanitation efforts to reduce mosquito breeding sites. Regular cleaning of gutters is crucial to prevent stagnant wastewater, which encourages insect breeding. Targeted fumigation of at-risk areas is also an effective measure to eliminate adult mosquitoes.

Collective struggle for safe wintering

Combating mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit requires collective mobilization. By adopting responsible behaviors and supporting the actions of the authorities, we can protect the health of populations and enjoy a safe winter.

Let’s not be passive in the face of mosquitoes! Let’s mobilize for a healthy winter.

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