Environmental Surveillance is running a campaign against dengue fever during a holiday in Imbe

The health control team cleaned the cemetery. Photo: Ivan de Andrade / Decom / Imbé

To step up efforts to combat dengue fever in areas identified as potential breeding grounds for the disease-spreading mosquito, the municipality of Imbé began a holiday in Tiradentes this Thursday (21st), spraying in several places in all parts of the country and in resorts. Province.

The “smoke” continues for four days and two periods of long vacation: the first immediately after sunrise at 6 a.m. and the second at 6 p.m., both considered the most active mosquitoes. . It will be applied in a number of locations in the city, focusing on busy locations in the city center, such as Lago da Fonte, Braço Morto and the Municipal Administration, and in the vicinity of the locations where the first positive cases were recorded according to the CEVS.

According to Halina Borba, the coordinator of the Health Environment Control Department, a mixture based on mineral oil is used. “These places have already been identified and we will be following the search schedule in the coming days and also in the coming weeks,” Halina anticipates.

Although the mosquito does not spread in ditches, Halina says teams are also spreading the product to storm sewers to get the compound through the rainwater galleries. “Insects only lay eggs in clean water, which may not be potable, but may have little decomposing material, so open pits are not potential nesting sites for a mosquito that spreads dengue fever,” he explains.

The service is another municipal health strategy in the “Sweeping against Dengue” action launched this Monday (18), which aims to use teams of perpetrators to fight endemic diseases (ACEs), community health agents (ACSs) and visitors. The Better Early Childhood Program (PIM) is investigating potential outbreaks of mosquitoes that can cause diseases other than dengue fever, such as zika and Chikungunya.

There are three confirmed cases in the province.

In April, Imbé recorded three confirmed cases of dengue fever that had never occurred in the city. Steps must be taken to prevent the formation of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is responsible for the spread of the disease. The most effective way is to eliminate potential insect breeding sites that can be identified by municipal groups if necessary.

Whenever possible, keep containers and all water-collecting areas completely covered with screens / lids / lids to prevent laying of Aedes Aegypti eggs. “That’s why it’s important for the community to work together to help our agents fight endemic diseases. They conduct daily inspections of homes and businesses to inform, raise awareness and identify potential mosquito breeding grounds,” Halina explains.

Dengue infection can be asymptomatic, have a mild condition, warning signs and severity. Usually, the first manifestation is a sudden onset of high fever, which usually lasts two to seven days and is accompanied by headache, body and joint pain, fatigue, weakness, pain behind the eyes, and red spots on the skin. Skin, rash and itching may also occur. The severe form of the disease includes severe and persistent abdominal pain, nausea, persistent vomiting, and mucosal bleeding.

If you have any of the symptoms of dengue fever, contact your local health center. There is no need to go directly to the 24-hour outpatient clinic, as all USFs are geared to deal with suspected cases without an appointment. For more information on the service, complaints and requests, the community should contact the Environmental Monitoring at (51) 3627-8288.

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