The Aedes Aegypti Index (LIRA) Rapid Survey ranked the city as 0.10% with a low risk of building injury.
Petropolis has the lowest risk index for Aedes Aegypti mosquito in the past four years. At 0.10%, the city was rated as having a low risk of building infection according to the Aedes Aegypti Rapid Index (LIRA) survey, for mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika. Samples were collected between 2 and 6 August. Monthly, epidemic agents make about 45,000 home visits.
“We are very happy with this result. We are aware that a decrease in the risk of infection is normal in winter, but we cannot forget the activity that endemic agents do on a daily basis. Orienting the population on the necessary preventive care is the main function,” stressed the interim mayor Hingo Hams.
The lower number is the same as that found in the October 2017 survey. In the last LIRA conducted in May 2021, Petrópolis had a score of 0.77% in the classification criteria regarding mosquito infestation, according to the National Mosquito Infestation Prevention and Control Guidelines. Arboviruses. This number represents a reduced risk of infection, with a disease rate of less than 1%. Between 1 and 3.99%, numbers represent a warning sign, and over 4.00%, a high risk of mosquito contamination.
In April of this year, clients were redistributed, with teams organized into fixed points. Agents are associated with the Department of Health’s Department of Health Monitoring Environmental Monitoring Coordination. The coordinator, Alessandra Cardoso, says that the reorganization of the agents was crucial to the outcome “Neighborhood residents get to know the agents and know the need for care and guidance. Routine visits are very important.”
At this time of epidemic, the visit is made only on the outside of the property, to check places with standing water and uncovered water tanks. All endemic agents are vaccinated with two doses against Covid-19. The tasks performed by the agent for controlling endemic diseases include home inspections, relaying information about the care needed to ensure that the vector does not spread, destroying breeding sites and using larvicides when necessary.
Alessandra stresses that care for caterpillars and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes should be maintained every month throughout the year. Even in winter we cannot reduce our efforts to combat Aedes aegypti.”
The anti-epidemic agent has his own uniform, with identification jacket and accessories. If the resident is in doubt as to whether the person at their door is an agent, they can contact the coordinator for verification by phone (24) 2231-0841. Complaints about a water tank without a cover and water accumulated in the house can also be submitted to this figure.
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