The Ministry of Health of Ribeirão Preto held a conference on Wednesday 5th, on the current situation of dengue fever in the municipality. During the occasion, it was noted the importance of preserving the environment in order not to breed the insect, in addition to paying attention to the possibility of the spread of the disease epidemic.
The Secretariat, along with the Environmental Health Surveillance Department, issued an alert about the disease, even reporting that the numbers are not as high as in other years, however, they are already higher than last year. And the number of infected people in March was 596, an increase of 527% over the same period last year.
At the press conference, Ms. Lucia Marcia Passos, Director of Health Surveillance, María Lucia Biageni, Head of Environmental Watch, as well as Minister of Health José Carlos Mora attended the press conference.
For Luzia, the concern and need to tackle dengue in the municipality is related to the increase in cases, since last year. “Our monitoring team found in the visits a large number of indoor breeding sites,” the director noted.
Head of Environmental Monitoring, Maria Lucia Biagini, highlights the importance of removing standing water and preserving the environment in order not to spread mosquitoes. Aedes aegypti. “Put a spoonful of salt down the drain, and check the ice tray inside the fridge, which is a bowl plate that people usually pour water out of, however, the mosquito doesn’t fall and stays wedged in place. And of course don’t forget standing water in tires, buckets, etc. If it joins Residents join this fight with us, then we will be able to control the mosquito infestation,” concludes the head of Environmental Watch.
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