Most cases are dengue fever. With this disease alone, 716 people tested positive, an increase of 175 diagnoses in three days and 104% in one week. In addition, Concordia is following up on two confirmed patients with Zika virus and one other person with chinkugunya.
As of Thursday afternoon, Concordia still had 145 suspected cases, people who had symptoms of the disease, who had been tested and are awaiting results, which come from the Central Public Health Laboratory (Lacen). According to DIVE, the municipality has 572 mosquito infestations.
On the 10th of March, the municipal administration issued a decision to set up an operating room to deal with the case of the dengue fever epidemic in Concordia. Health authorities are warning that the risk of a pandemic is imminent, given the rising spikes in outbreaks and cases in Concordia. Therefore, controlling the spread of mosquitoes and using insect repellents are the most effective measures to prevent it.
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 neighborhoods infested with the insect has increased to 39, that is, almost the entire city.
In light of this, the city council warns of 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, which can accumulate rainwater, causing mosquitoes to breed .
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