Faculty of Arts and Design took preventive actions and suspended classes to review facilities. (Photo: Instagram / @ fad.unam)
This Tuesday, October 3, the Faculty of Arts and Design (FAD) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Xochimilco campus, announced the review of the properties due to the alleged bedbug infestation in Ciudad Universitaria.
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The FAD indicated through an official statement on its Facebook page that they would take preventive measures, so they will fumigate and carry out a thorough check of the facilities so that students can attend classes safely.
“Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4, 2023, all in-person activities will be suspended starting at 6:00 p.m., with the purpose of reviewing the facilities and identifying possible anomalies associated with insects, rodents or pests that could be inside.” of our faculty”
Likewise, the authorities indicated that classes will be suspended only this October 4, since the chemicals that are going to be distributed must work properly for a few hours. Therefore, in-person classes will resume on Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 a.m.
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Finally, they reminded the student community to stay up to date with official, reliable sources with accurate, technical and scientific data on the subject of pests.
An infestation of bedbugs allegedly broke out in various faculties of Ciudad Universitaria.
The Faculty of Political and Social Sciences also announced the suspension of classes to carry out preventive measures against the possible infestation of bedbugs. “With the purpose of carrying out actions to detect, prevent and eradicate possible harmful fauna in our facilities, starting today, October 3, 2023, academic teaching and research activities will be carried out virtually,” indicated the Doctor. Carola García Calderón.
“The inspection and fumigation work will be supervised in the Faculty facilities, so there will be no entry of academics, students and workers (except the personnel essential to carry out the aforementioned)”
For its part, the Faculty of Higher Studies (FES) Aragón joined the checking and disinfection work, so that students will take their classes online starting this Wednesday, October 4 until further notice.
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While the Faculty of Higher Studies (FES) of the Acatlán campus is in discussion to organize an assembly and request that the UNAM guarantee the contracting of pest control services, because there have been cases of students who have sighted the pests. insects in question.
They also ask for cleaning work in all classrooms in certain buildings and the proper maintenance required by the library.
There is uncertainty on campus (Photo: FES Acatlán)
It is worth remembering that since last September 28, students published through social networks that the Faculty of Chemistry had had problems with bedbugs. So they were the first to suspend activities and checked the classrooms.
The UNAM issued a statement regarding what happened in a statement stating that there is no such infestation of bedbugs.
“From the inspections carried out by our university specialists, based on complaints about the alleged existence of insects in some buildings of our University, we can affirm that until now the presence of these has not been detected in the facilities of this university,” it reads. in the text.
“However, the University Research Program on Epidemiological and Emerging Risks (PUIREE) maintains that, derived from the observation of images circulating on social networks of insect bites on people, it can be inferred that they could be the so-called bed bugs. cama (cimex lectularius), which do not represent risks of transmitting infectious diseases to humans”
Additionally, the Maximum House of Studies assured that due to the habits of these insects, it is very unlikely that they stay in classrooms, since they are mainly located in mattresses, pillows, bedding and street clothes, and they can be transmitted from a person. to another when traveling in passenger transport.