The Campi Municipal Health Department is warning of an increase in dengue fever cases and reports of an outbreak of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the disease. A total of 17 cases have been registered since August last year and 160 are still under investigation. The municipality’s construction index is currently 1.7%, which indicates an average risk.
Anderson Marchini, director of Campi’s Department of Public Health Surveillance, warns of the growing notifications. “We are on an upward trend in dengue notification. It is raining and it is heat, it is a good time for mosquitoes,” he says.
There are an average of 36 notifications per day, while November averaged 3 or 4 notifications per day, Marcini explains that proper garbage disposal hinders mosquito larva development. “Citizens have to realize that disease control begins inside their homes,” the director notes.
Environmental Monitoring Coordinator, Nilsi Mariano da Silva, is asking residents to cooperate for prevention at home. “If an individual takes ten minutes once a week to look at potential outbreaks in their backyard, that helps,” he confirms.
Following analysis of the Aedes aegypti Indicators Rapid Survey (LIRAa), clean-up efforts against dengue will be planned targeting higher-index neighborhoods.
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