Manaus (AM) – Between the 4th and 14th of April, the capital of Amazonas bears the “first diagnosis of the spread of the virus Aedes aegypti” 2022.
The procedure will be carried out in 63 city counties, with 25,706 properties selected by sampling examined, when mosquito breeding sites are identified, eliminated and treated. Aedes aegyptivectors of transmission of dengue, Zika and chikungunya.
Alkis Komab, head of the Municipal Health Department’s Dengue Control Center (CEMSA), explains that the work will be carried out by endemic disease control agents and community health workers working in the north, south, east and west.
“The diagnosis is made twice a year to survey the infection rate Aedes In the city of Manaus, in each district and district of the city, with the level of danger determined at each location. Based on this information, Semsa can develop strategies to work more efficiently in mosquito control and disease prevention. Agents are also doing health education work to instruct residents about symptoms and care needed to prevent the spread of mosquitoes,” Alciles highlights.
This year, between January 1 and March 11, the city of Manaus recorded 375 cases of dengue fever, a decrease of 79.8% compared to the first three months of last year. There were 174 cases in January, a decrease of 37.6% compared to January 2021. In February of this year, there were 159 reports of dengue fever, a decrease of 69.6% compared to February 2021, when there were 523 cases. In March last year, 1,050 cases were reported, and from March 1 to March 11 this year, 42 notifications were registered.
*With information from the consultants
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