Araraquara exceeds 5,000 cases of dengue fever

Araraquara exceeded five thousand cases of dengue fever in 2022 this Thursday. The Health Inspectorate updated the figures and showed that 5,140 cases were registered in the first four months of the year.

Overall, according to the agency There were 150 cases in January, 701 in February, 3,039 in March and 1,250 in April. Ten deaths from dengue fever were recorded in Araraquara this year.

Symptoms of dengue include fever, body aches, headache, pain behind the eyes, and spots on the body. When applying for treatment, the patient must bring an ID card, SUS card and proof of address with a postcode.

Araraquara survives dengue epidemic and exceeds 5,000 cases (Photo: Disclosure)

The Dengue Treatment Center is open daily at the field hospital, including weekends and public holidays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. And all municipal health units are also on hand in cases of suspected dengue fever – the places are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and UPAs 24 hours a day.

It should be added that Vila Xavier UPA, which has been exclusively treating flu syndrome since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, has already resumed treatment for other diseases, including dengue fever.

This Friday (29th) eight points in Araraquara will receive services from City Hall to combat dengue fever. Representatives of epidemiological surveillance to control endemic diseases carry out house-to-house inspections in the suburbs of Jardim Morumbi, Quitandinha, Jardim Maria Luiza and Cruzeiro do Sul. The spray passes through Santa Angelina, while the smoke is spread in the morning in Cecap and at night in the apartments of Manoela and Flamboyants.

Due to the high number of dengue fever in the city, the city will continue to work intensively to block the breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads dengue fever and other diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya and yellow fever, in addition to prevention guidelines.

Studies show that 80% of dengue breeding sites are in homes, so City Hall visits an average of 30,000 homes a month. In half of them, the work has not been completed due to a lack of an entry permit. Groups even work extended (night) and shift on Saturdays to try to minimize this problem.

Epidemiological surveillance agents for the control of endemic diseases always work in uniforms, gray shirts and brown vests in addition to official cars. It is important to note the identity of the broker and authorize his entry. In case of doubt, the resident can also call Vector Control at 3303-3123 and 3303-3124.

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