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Aedes aegypti is an African mosquito that attacks around 1/3 of world population, living in tropical and subtropical zones.
It is told it came to Brazil using the drink water served in the boats with slaves, during the first years of 20th century Oswaldo Cruz, a famous Brazilian doctor did a great combat to this mosquito to save Rio de Janeiro from yellow fever and extinguished it, at same time he did a vaccination campaign and there was a reaction of population against vaccine in 1904 (the war of vaccine). You can see a charge in the link bellow.!.jpg

During the 1980's this mosquito came back to Brazil again and dengue fever begun to invade most of urban part of the country, it arrived in my town around 1995 and my city had a terrible epidemic around 2015, after that the city hall got to keep it under control. But at same time new worst diseases came to Brazil and are using the same mosquito to infect humans.
This mosquito acts during the day light and like to put its eggs in clear water, but nowadays it is told they became to put eggs in any water. Here we can see a light truck of State of Paraná government using an insecticide jet to kill the adults insects, these cars usually go around a block trying to send a jet of insecticide to the houses and gardens, working at the first and at the last hours of the day.Here locals nicknamed it as "fumacê" something like "car of the smoke". Here you can see the jet of the insecticide working.
As you can see Brazil is dealing with Covid-19 and facing many other epidemics.

O Aedes aegypti é um mosquito africano que ataca cerca de 1/3 da população mundial, vivendo nas regiões tropicais e subtropicais do mundo.
Dizem que o mosquito veio ao Brasil usando a água de beber que veio junto com os escravos. Durante o início do século 20 Oswaldo Cruz combateu o mosquito que na época transmitia a febre amarela no Rio de Janeiro, ele extinguiu o mosquito e obrigou a população a ser vacinada, acarretando em 1904 a chamada revolta da vacina quando a população não queria ser protegida. Veja a charge abaixo:!.jpg

Durante os anos 1980 o mosquito reapareceu no Brazil e com ele a dengue. O inseto chegou a Borrazopolis por volta de 1995 e há uns cinco anos houve uma tremenda epidemia de dengue na cidade e desde então a prefeitura tem controlado melhor o mosquito. Contudo, nesses últimos anos outras doenças apareceram e o mesmo mosquito é o transmissor.
Vemos na foto a camionete do governo do PR, o chamado fumacê, espalhando o inseticida no finalzinho do dia.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12352 W: 174 N: 24926] (107187)
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  • Date Taken: 2020-06-27
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  • Date Submitted: 2021-06-09 1:36
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