The Municipal Health Department has informed that, due to a significant drop in demand, the Dengue Service Center, which has been set up at Hospital da Solidaridad (Campaign Hospital), will be deactivated from Friday 1 July. The unit has been operating since March, when there was an increase in demand from patients suspected or diagnosed with dengue fever.
According to health figures, in May, the average was 440 daily visits to the center. In the second half of June, 120 consultations were conducted per day and today, about 30 people are seen per day in the unit.
Thus, tomorrow will be the last day of service at the center, and from Friday, suspected and diagnosed dengue cases will be treated in Central and Valle Verde UPAs, which are open 24 hours a day, and in all municipal health facilities, which serve from Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Vila Xavier’s UPA will continue to provide the exclusive service for suspects diagnosed with Covid-19.
“We are reorganizing the service, because we are operating on the basis of patient demand. Fortunately, we have seen a significant reduction in suspected and confirmed dengue cases this month, so in July, these cases will be treated in health units. But it is important that people continue to pay attention. Symptoms of dengue fever and seek medical help if they develop a fever, and if they feel pain in the body and headache in the eye area,” says Eliana Honin, the municipal health secretary.
Also, according to her, red spots on the body can also be a symptom of dengue fever. In more severe cases, requiring hospitalization, coagulation disorders with bleeding may occur.
Eliana also stresses that measures to combat Aedes aegypti mosquito breeding sites are ongoing, through blockages, home visits, fogging and smog, but that supporting residents in cleaning up their backyards is essential.
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