By: Sergio Cabrera
A small pond caused by light rain near Mayaguez Terrace. Puddles and accumulated water are home for mosquitoes that carry diseases like dengue and chikungunya. They are a threat to those that live around them.
A group of overflowing trashcans in the Calle Bosque in Mayagüez. These trashcans are hone to many animals that carry diseases. If not moved quickly, trash can become a serious problem for people.
A small birdbath in the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez near the Celis Building. The birdbath has not been treated for some time and is a potential habitat for mosquitoes. Here they can lay eggs and become a threat to students.
A bathroom in the Monson building in the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. The bathroom was out of soap, which means that people are more likely to transmit bacteria and diseases.
Centro de Estudiantes at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez on a Sunday afternoon. Crowded places like the Centro are a health risk for people. Here, diseases like influenza can be transmitted easily due to the high amount of people. Contagious diseases can be transmitted at a distance of six feet.
Traffic in the Carr. #2 in Mayagüez on a Wednesday afternoon. Because Mayagüez is a highly populated city, there is usually heavy traffic in the afternoon. This means that the people’s health is t a higher risk than other towns in the city due to air pollution.
A group of trucks near Mayagüez Mall on a Monday afternoon. Like cars, trucks pollute the air. This is not only a threat for humans, but for the environment.
The Yagüez River near the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez on a Sunday afternoon. Due to the high industrialization in the city, water sources like the Yagüez River can be threatening to health. People have to be careful when drinking tap water, as it can carry diseases.
Hospital Perea, which is located in the town of Mayagüez near the Plaza Colón. It was founded in 1908. The hospital has recently renovated parts of the building and offers modern and technological services. However, hospitals in Mayagüez may not have all of the services and facilities that hospitals in the metropolitan area of the island may have.
The Servicios Médicos building in the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Students can go here if they are sick or want to consult a doctor. The building offers many services, like emergencies, dentists, lab tests, and more.