The number of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes is also increasing in Concordia. There are still confirmed cases of Zika virus and chikungunya fever, but in smaller numbers. According to the latest data, as of last Friday, 839 people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in the municipality alone.
But the actual number of positives may be higher than this. That’s because the latest diagnoses, from the weekend through Monday, haven’t been counted yet. Thus, this week Concrdia is expected to exceed 1,000 dengue cases.
Regarding the suspects, the numbers are also still high. In the latest update, more than 100 people were with dengue symptoms and were waiting for test results from the Central Laboratory (Lacen). In terms of the number of vector mosquito outbreaks, the number of Concordia mosquito vectors totaled 595, according to a report by Dive/SC.
This Monday, a new meeting took place in the operating room against dengue fever in Concordia. The authorities and public authorities discussed the disease panorama in the municipality and heard new ideas about mosquito control. A decision was made to form a working group, comprising representatives from entities, security forces, epidemiological surveillance, health surveillance and public authorities, to hold weekly meetings to monitor the evolution of cases and work more accurately on strategies against patients.
The main concern of the health authorities in Concordia is the epidemic of the disease. It is only a matter of time for the municipality to enact this requirement, which already exists in cities in the area, such as It and Seara.
Concordia has been on alert since 2019 to the possibility of a dengue epidemic due to the large number of outbreaks present, according to the health team. The municipality is considered to be infested with mosquitoes for three years. In addition, the number of insect-infested neighborhoods has increased to 39, that is, almost the entire city.
In light of this, the city council warns against basic care, such as eliminating breeding sites such as water tanks, cisterns, potted plants, and bromeliads, as well as debris and objects in yards, backyards and vacant lotes, where rainwater can accumulate, causing breeding mosquitoes;
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