The number of cases of dengue fever in Araraquara (SP) nearly doubled in less than ten days and rose from 76 to 135, an increase of 77.6%.
The situation leaves health monitoring on alert because in the same period last year only 14 cases were registered.
The number of dengue cases in Araraquara nearly doubles in less than 10 days
“The situation is worrying, in the municipality is spreading dengue fever type 1, which has not been circulated for some time. Therefore, a large number of people are susceptible to the disease,” said Rodrigo Ramos, Coordinator of Epidemiological Surveillance.
In 2019, the municipality faced the worst epidemic in history with more than 23 thousand cases and Five deaths from the disease.
Number of dengue cases in Araraquara rises from 76 to 135 in less than ten days – Photo: Rodrigo Sargaco/EPTV
The county alerted and encouraged the residents to redouble their attention. According to Health Surveillance, 80% of dengue mosquito breeding sites are indoors.
To avoid the presence of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue, Zika, and chikungunya, it is essential to constantly check backyards, gutters, and drains, among other places where stagnant rainwater accumulates.
According to the epidemiological surveillance coordinator, it is important that people receive endemic agents, who present themselves properly dressed and are identified with badges from the municipal health department and work to prevent actions by neighborhoods. “Lervicides and insecticides are being applied, and now we are doing educational activities in schools,” Ramos said.
Learn how to recognize the symptoms of dengue fever – Photo: Arte / G1
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