Survey of infection index Aedes aegypti The 16th Regional Health Office (RS) reports that in one municipality in the region there is a high risk of infection by mosquitoes that transmit dengue, and in 12 other municipalities the risk is medium. Only four cities have numbers within the recommended range: Grandes Rios, Marumbi, Mauá da Serra and Novo Itacolomi. As summer approaches – a season of soaring temperatures and rain – municipalities begin to step up measures to combat mosquitoes.
The report reveals that Calorie has the highest rate in the region, 4.7%. By region, this means that out of every 100 properties visited, more than four had dengue mosquito larvae. But according to 16th RS, there is no case of the disease in the city. Among the municipalities with an index between 1% and 3.9%, corresponding to average risk, are Abukarana, Arabungas, Bom Susiso, Borazopolis, California, Cambera, Vaccinal, Gandía do Sul, Marilandia do Sul, Rio Bom, Sabodia, São Pedro. Do Ivaí.
“The three municipalities with the highest rates, Calorie, Rio Bom and São Pedro do Efe are at risk of entering the epidemic. These are the municipalities that have gone through critical conditions before”, warns Marcos Costa, President of Republika Srpska XVI.
Costa highlights that despite the high infection rate, there are only three confirmed cases in the entire region: in Apucarana (1), Arapongas (1) and Grandes Rios (1). According to him, health teams are ready and committed to fighting breeding site outbreaks, but the participation of residents is essential. “It is important that residents cooperate, and carry out inspections of their property. By the end of the year, many people will be traveling. Before cleaning the yard, make sure there are no objects or utensils in which water can accumulate. Sometimes people gather at Christmas and New Years They can keep cans, bottles, and utensils, all of which serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, he warns.
According to the coordinator of endemic diseases in Abucarana, Mauro de Aguiar Almeida, the latest bulletin from the municipality indicates 76 disease notifications and one confirmed case. The incidence of apocarana is of medium severity, 1.7%, which is a low figure for the coordinator. However, he stresses that attention is needed because of the time of year. “The indicator is very variable, and it changes according to the time of year. The trend is the increase in rainy seasons. No neighborhood is worse off, there are outbreaks all over the city,” he says. He stated that most mosquito outbreaks occur in the homes of people who improperly store rainwater in barrels. Garbage dumped on the street, or in empty spaces in the rain, also serves as a breeding ground for dengue mosquitoes. “We’ve done a survey and sensitization work for the residents so they can keep their yards away from dengue,” Almeida says.
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