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Agents travel through 20 districts of the city | 04.20.22 – 22:05
Goiânia – Mosquito battle Aedes aegyptithe inflammation that spreads dengue fever, zika and chikungunya intensified in Aparecida de Goiânia. Agents involved in the control of endemic diseases in Aparecida are working to make residents aware of the common struggle against the spread of mosquitoes.
According to the latest epidemiological bulletin from the Aparecida Ministry of Health, the number of confirmed cases of dengue fever in the city has already exceeded 4,000 in the first four months of the year, nearly half of the 8,470 cases registered in 2021.
Iron Pereira, coordinator of environmental monitoring in the Aparecida de Goiânia health department, is worrying. – The number of cases is growing every day. We already have four confirmed deaths and seven more deaths under investigation, ”the director says.
Currently, the causes of endemic diseases are visiting homes and businesses in more than 20 neighborhoods at the same time destroying potential breeding sites. Environmental monitoring confirms the importance of each resident inspecting the backyard, potted plants, water tanks, and pet water tanks on a weekly basis to ensure there are no mosquito larvae there. Indigenous factors include the perception that 80% of cases are caused by mosquitoes in the house.
In addition to regular home visits from Monday to Friday, agents return to their homes on Saturdays, which they found closed during the week. Another resource added to this work is the regular mowing of the city’s vacant plots, a service provided by the city’s Urban Development Department (SDU).
And, according to coordinator Iron Pereira, Aparecida will receive a smokehouse reinforcement next week, which will launch a product that is safe for humans but effective against mosquitoes. This service has been out of service in the entire state of Goiás since 2015. “It’s about help, which of course doesn’t eliminate every resident doing their part at home. The fight against dengue fever belongs to all of us, ”Iron concludes.