a Health Minister Nicia TrindadeIt was held this Tuesday (6) A.MM made a statement on the national radio and television network about the increasing cases of dengue fever in the country. In the statement, the administration leader asked Brazilians to intensify their precautions against mosquitoes at home.
According to Nicia, about 75% of mosquito infestations occur indoors. “We will cover water tanks, dispose of garbage properly, keep the animals’ water containers always clean, store bottles and tires in covered places, and remove accumulated water from pots and plants,” he said.
Nicia Trinidad also asks that people welcome endemic agents, which will help eliminate the outbreak. “Receive them, help them locate and eliminate potential mosquito infestations in their homes and neighborhoods.”
Pronunciation This is happening at a time when dengue fever cases are rising in Brazil. The country recorded 232,900 mosquito infections in the first four epidemic weeks of 2024This period lasted until January 27, according to ministry data.
the number sThis represents a significant increase compared to the same period last yearWhere 65.3 thousand cases were recorded.
In addition to appealing to residents, Minister Nicia Trindade asked mayors and governors to make efforts to combat dengue fever.
“It is essential that mayors step up their care of urban clean-up, avoiding the accumulation of garbage and water where mosquitoes breed. The work of governors is also essential to support their health systems.
In his speech, the minister noted that record temperatures and above-average rainfall are among the factors responsible for the increasing outbreak of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
“Record temperatures and above-average rainfall since last year have increased mosquito infestations. This situation requires additional action from the federal government, governors, mayors and all residents,” he stated.
Nessia too He talked about vaccination against dengue fever in the speech. The distribution of vaccine doses begins this week. In total, 512 municipalities will receive the vaccine. The rates of disease transmission and infection with serotype 2 of the virus were the criteria used by the Ministry. The government expects to vaccinate about 3.2 million people in 2024.
He added: “Vaccination will take place gradually, given the limited number of doses produced by the manufacturing laboratory. The criteria for the initial distribution to a group of municipalities was based on the infection rate of the disease, which was determined by the Ministry of Health and the National Councils of Health Secretaries in the states and municipalities. Nicia explained that he is among the group that was For which the vaccine has been authorized, children between the ages of 10 and 14 will be vaccinated.
The Ministry of Health will receive just over 6 million doses – 5.2 million doses were purchased from Takeda Laboratory and 1.3 million doses were donated.
Due to its application in two doses and the small quantity of vaccine, the Ministry was forced to determine the criteria for starting vaccination.
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