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UNAM contradicts itself: it denied the infestation of bedbugs, but assures that it will maintain fumigation all weekend


The highest house of studies announced that they will continue fumigation work.  (Photo: Infobae)
The highest house of studies announced that they will continue fumigation work. (Photo: Infobae)

Given the controversial bedbug infestation that had its first report in the Collective Transportation System Meter and then jumped to some higher education schools in Mexico City, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) reported that the fumigation process will be extended All weekend.

And after it became known that there is a presence of these tiny “blood-sucking” insects on some UNAM campuses, the highest university began the fumigation process. It was through their social networks that the educational authority announced that they will maintain the disinfection process in all their schools.

“In response to complaints about the alleged existence of insects in some university facilities and with the purpose of generating peace of mind to our community, starting this Thursday and over the weekend, the fumigation process will continue,” the statement reads.

The university assured that, after a meeting with the Secretariat of Prevention, Attention and University Security, the times to follow the process were agreed; However, they emphasized that No insect infestation has been detected so far. Which means that it is only a task to give peace of mind to the student community.

Recently, the presence of an insect in a student's hair was revealed.  (Screenshot)
Recently, the presence of an insect in a student’s hair was revealed. (Screenshot)

However, he acknowledged that the images that have been spread on social networks of bites from these animals, “appear to be caused by bed bugs and do not represent a risk of transmitting infectious diseases to humans.”

According to UNAM, this is a procedure carried out by cleaning teams in a staggered manner in all academic entities.

Due to this, classes were suspended, but will continue remotely in some campuses, and they asked the student community to be aware of the information issued by the educational authorities to know when they will be able to reactivate their activities in person.

The university announced its decision on social networks.  (Photo: Taken from the X/UNAM social network)
The university announced its decision on social networks. (Photo: Taken from the X/UNAM social network)

It must be remembered that one of the first universities that ordered virtual classes due to the presence of bedbugs and since the end of September was the Faculty of Chemistry, then followed by the faculties of Law and Veterinary Medicine, among others.

Last Wednesday, October 4, a video that was shared on social networks went viral, where the presence of a bedbug in a student’s hair was reported. Everything happened at the time when students of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences (FCPyS) They met to discuss the alleged bedbug infestation.

If you detect the presence of these animals or pests, one of the main recommendations is to report the fact to the corresponding authorities so that they can spread.



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