A bulletin from the Ministry of Health issued on Wednesday (4) shows an epidemiological picture of the slowdown in the dengue epidemic in Toledo. Since the beginning of the current epidemic year (August 2021) to date, 817 cases of the disease have been confirmed (797 original cases and 20 imported cases), an increase of 5.56% over the previous week.
The number of people infected with dengue may continue to increase, with 584 tests awaiting results. Adding the confirmed cases under analysis and the 584 that have already been ruled out, 1,985 people with symptoms of the disease (red spots on the skin, abdominal pain, fever, body aches, fatigue, among others) have sought health services since August from general. the past.
In order of societies with the largest number of people diagnosed with the disease caused by Aedes aegypti, the top ten went to Centro (88), Panorama (69), Novo Sarandi (67), Paulista (61), Boa Esperança and Gisela (49, each), Pancera (47), Vila Nova (34), Pioneira (33) and Coopagro (32). In terms of the number of mosquito breeding sites located on properties between April 28 and May 4, the podiums are occupied by Opera (190 outbreaks), Panorama (145) and Chroma (134).
Ecopoint – At this delicate moment, the Endemic Disease Control and Prevention Sector advises residents to redouble its measures to control mosquitoes and prevent them from breeding in places where water can accumulate, such as vases, frames, bottles, gutters and plants, among other places. To help with this measure, the municipal administration is promoting next Saturday (7), from 8 am to 1 pm, Ecopoint Roaming Against Dengue Fever.
The measure will serve Villa Paulista, one of the neighborhoods with the highest infection rate in the municipality. The aim of this activity is to assist the population in collecting materials in which water can accumulate and become breeding sites for mosquitoes. Aedes aegypti, which transmits dengue fever. Unlike other environmental points, this time the focus is not on collecting bulky waste, such as trimming debris and debris.
The priority will be to collect things (packaging, bottles, plastic, among others) that can become watery deposits. “It will be a different job. We are asking people to thoroughly inspect their backyards and check any container in which rainwater could accumulate and serve as a reservoir for mosquito larvae,” explains Endemic Disease Control and Endemic Disease Control Coordinator Lillian Koenig. “We will have City Hall vehicles that collect these materials. Anyone who wants can also take them to the place where we will focus work, on Rua Paulista, near the bridge over Rio Toledo, in the Tancredo Neves neighborhood,” added the Minister of Environment, Junior Henrique Pinto.
In addition, residents are required not to create resistance to the action of agents to control endemic diseases (ACE) in inspections that carry out characteristics in order to verify the presence of Aedes aegypti mosquito breeding sites. “Only with the support of the population will it be possible to stop the spread of mosquitoes that transmit dengue and other diseases, such as chikungunya, Zika virus and, in some countries, yellow fever. We also recommend that people with dengue symptoms seek medical attention immediately, and avoid the most serious cases disease”, assures the Minister of Health of Toledo, Gabriela Kucharski.
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