In DF, 12 people get dengue infection every hour. See treatment

From the beginning of the year to April 14, the Federal District Department of Health (SES) reported 29,480 suspected cases of dengue fever. The 14th Epidemiological Bulletin of the Undersecretary of Health points out that every hour about 12 people become infected with mosquitoes. Aedes aegypti in the capital of the country.

Of the total number of suspected cases, 26,813 were probable. This represents an increase of 520.1% in probable cases compared to the same period in 2021, when DF had 4,137 dengue fever.

Regarding the profile of probable cases of dengue fever by gender and age group of urban dwellers, the highest incidence of cases is in women, 888.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In terms of age, the age group with the highest incidence of the disease is 70-79 years old, with 1,017.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Ceilândia leads the ranking of ads with 5,024. Then come Samambaia (2,084), São Sebastião (1,980), Taguatinga (1,531) and Planaltina (1,422). Together, these five districts reported 46.9% of probable cases of dengue fever in DF.

Serious cases and deaths

Contrary to the number of probable cases, dengue mortality in DF decreased compared to 2021. The deaths from the disease were one this year. There were six dead in the same period last year. By this epidemiological week, there are 23 serious cases and 373 warning signs.


Health monitoring

Undersecretary of Health Divino Valero estimates that Covid-19 reduced dengue prevention efforts during 2021 because the perpetrators ’access to homes was restricted. In addition, the accumulation of debris in the dwellings and the increase in the density of rainfall contributed to the emergence of mosquito overpopulation. Aedes aegypti.

“For a long time, we did not have dengue serotype 1 here in DF, which has been evident in the population. I can say with certainty that about 97% of outbreaks are in homes where stagnant water accumulates. It is therefore important that the population includes the work of we can’t track everyone’s home in real time, ”Valero comments.

Despite the significant increase, the head of the folder emphasizes the overall attention of the health network to patients infected with dengue fever. “We are mapping the areas with the highest number of infections, hiring more than a thousand brokers and including service tents in DF’s primary health units,” the under-secretary explained.

In Ceilândia, Brazlândia, Planaltina, Sobradinho, São Sebastião and Paranoá, tents were set up outside the UBS to provide first aid to patients. Thirteen cars also roam the streets of the areas with the most so-called cases of “smoke” spreading.

See Important Precautions for Dengue Fever:
– Cover water tanks, vats and cans;
– Store empty bottles upside down;
– Store tires under covers;
– Do not collect water in the pots and fill them with sand;
– Keep drains, pipes, gutters, awnings and tent canopies unobstructed;
– Keep the bins closed.

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