Pharmacies in Andalusia are developing an information campaign on Nile fever
THE Andalusian Council of Pharmacists’ Orders (Cacof) launched a campaign to prevent West Nile fever, a disease of which there were more than 70 cases in 2020 caused by inoculation of Nile fever virus by the bite of mosquitoes and of which this Wednesday, June 16, the first case detected in this year 2021 was reported in Seville.
As reported by Seville Diary, the CACOF, in collaboration with the eight official pharmacists associations of Andalusia, launched an information campaign aimed, on the one hand, at pharmacy professionals, and, finally, at the population in order to make known the main aspects related to this disease and its preventive measures, mainly aimed at avoiding mosquito bites, the main route of transmission of Nile fever. The objective of the campaign is to train Andalusian pharmacists in what this disease is and in the main preventive measures to avoid possible infections and to inform them of the epidemiological situation in their area of influence. It aims to offer the Andalusian population basic advice and recommendations on the prevention and control of mosquito bites in summer.
“Pharmacy practices, as health establishments that are closer and more accessible to the patient, are a strategic point of safe, quality and trusted information for citizens, hence the initiative that we have decided to launch to help the Andalusian population in the prevention of West Nile fever and sensitizing them to the importance of protecting themselves against mosquito bites. Our network of nearly 4,000 pharmacies can be an important point of support in this work of dissemination and prevention of possible new cases of the disease, ”explains Cacof President Antonio Mingorance.