|(ellasvirtual) Decrease the production of some fruits, increase the arrival of some insect house, and the flu could arrive earlier.|
The summer sun has finally reclaimed some space, but despite the dry season should have come, still raining, and according to weather experts, it will rain until April.
This marks the lives of Panamanians, not only because in the summer holidays there will be rain, but because some results may not germinate and outdoor activities will be limited.
It’s good to know what a wet summer would cause to take preventive measures.
Fruits such as melon and watermelon, which abound in the summer, will be in lesser amounts in the market. There will also be a drop in cashew and, therefore, his nut or seed, says the National Director of Agriculture, Ministry of Agricultural Development, Sebastian Mirones. What that also means that the scarcity of these fruits could lead to an increase in
Corn, a crop at a certain stage of their growth needs lots of sunlight, has also been affected, because so far the days have been marked by clouds and rain.
In contrast, rice, a food that also needs light, was not injured. Appears to have borne the new climatic conditions, so as there should be no shortage Mirones or price gouging.
Nor will there be problems with the crops of onions, potatoes and pineapple.
Influenza earlier than usual.
According to the pediatrician and infectious Xavier Sáez Llorens, is “very difficult to predict, but could very well anticipate the circulation of influenza viruses in our country.”
“In theory, the vaccine that we got this year should have some protection against influenza circulating in 2011, unless the virus to mutate so much.”
Get to experience symptoms such as increased temperature, regional director of the Metropolitan Area Health, Jorge Hassan advises that “not treat yourself.Go to the nearest health center or your doctor. Y revise su esquema de vacunación”. And check their immunization schedule. ”
Recommends “wash hands” and that food preparation is well meticulous, both in cooling and in cooking.
The fumigation technician José Luis Fohty explains that if the rains continue could be less characteristic of summer insects such as mosquitoes and chitras, which proliferate in stagnant water in the dry season.
PContinuous rains cause the cockroaches and ants in homes increase.
Fohty explains that when the soil is too wet by the rains, these insects leave the land and move into the damp walls of the residences. So often appear in areas of the house more humid such as bathrooms and kitchen.
Rains also raises the level of sewage where cockroaches live, and then enter homes through sinks or mop sink.
To avoid entering the home, Fohty recommends detect and seal all cracks and damage that may be in the kitchen and bathrooms, where these insects tend to nest.
The pipes can be sealed with white cement, explains.
Recommended sinks tops that open and close, so that when not in use can be closed and thus prevent insects from entering.
Advisable to fumigate homes every three to four months. If this is the first time you fumigate the house, the second spray should be applied three weeks after the first, he explains.
The clear sky and gentle breeze invite to go to the park or go to the pool to enjoy the summer, but this year the La Nina phenomenon has been brought into the routines of school break, leaving news of cold fronts, rain and little sunshine .
For coaches Simon Alvarado and Maria de los Angeles Fong, climate governing outdoor workouts as dangerous as cold fronts and heavy rains are lightning.
Alvarado, track coach and runner, advises suspend the race or training when you hear thunder. He Explains that with a single count can know the approaching storm. “When lightning strikes or lightning start counting the seconds (1, 2, 3, up to 8).
If between each of the lightning there is a space above eight seconds, you can continue with the training or the game, the storm is far away. ”
But “if the next lightning strikes in less than 8 Also advisable to avoid places or streets that are flooded with more rain and, of course, “stop running where flood waters.”
During the rainy season Alvarado used a cloak to keep something dry during your workout. Coach Fong Maria de los Angeles, in charge of training the swim team Beldagans advises before a heavy rain to abandon the idea of going to the pool.
Stresses that when there is thunderstorm without rain, all persons who are active outdoors are at greater risk from the fall of lightning.
“With this weather situation [a thunderstorm] should not reach the pool, much less to the beaches,” he says.
For Alvarado, and Fong, between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm “always” should be wearing sunscreen with activity outdoor sports, even on cloudy or raining.
If you came to get wet and continue exercising or playing outside, after completing the rain should go back to putting on sunscreen.
Fong clarified that after bathing on the beach, river or pool should tweak the sunscreen. Although the report block is designed to test water after one hour of use “must be put back. The skin damage is much lower when using sunscreen correctly. “