Faced with the epidemiological scenario of arboviruses on the border with Paraguay and with the aim of strengthening strategies to combat dengue, Zika virus and chikungunya in Mato Grosso do Sul, the state government will continue, through the State Ministry of Health (SES). Thursday (9) “Clinical Management of Chikungunya at the Border” training.
Training takes place at Ponta Porã City Hall, starting at 9 am. The event is aimed at health professionals who work in Paraguay’s neighboring municipality.
According to SES Technical Director of Endemic Diseases, Jessica Nantes, the state saw the need for face-to-face training in this area. He points out that “the realization of training is due to the border epidemiological scenario regarding the increase in chikungunya cases.”
Among the issues that need to be addressed are the care and management of patients with chikungunya. Training will help professionals regarding the specifics of the disease in relation to dengue fever, for example. “What makes chikungunya different from dengue is the chronicity of the disease, the chronic pain, and the prolonged follow-up of the patient,” Jessica explains.
The lecture is given by an infectious disease specialist and researcher at Fiocruz, Dr. Rivaldo Venancio da Cunha.
Punta Bora City Council is located at Avenida Brasil, 3470 – Centro, in the municipality of Punta Bora / MS.
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