Fighting dengue fever will be the subject of a technical meeting of the Jaguaré State Environmental Control Agency • SiteBarra

Representatives of the Health Surveillance Coordinator of the Jaguaré Municipal Health Department attended a technical meeting this Wednesday at the 27th Health Department Headquarters with members of the State Environmental Inspectorate. On the agenda is the evaluation of the activities of the municipal health agency and the diagnosis of the dengue fever situation in the municipality.

The State Ministry of Health’s Environmental Surveillance is visiting municipalities where cases of dengue fever have increased in recent months. The meeting will be attended by: Deputy Mayor, Elder Sossai; Minister of Health Tânia Pariz; Roberto Laperriere Júnior, State Environmental Coordinator; Cristina Pezzin, Health Coordinator; Jaguaré Environmental Monitoring Coordinator Luciano Colati; and Sherry Bonicenha, Municipal Primary Care Coordinator. Also present were Luciana Medeiros Simonetti, in charge of the technical reference for contamination by arboviral vectors, and Alessandro Gomes of the Northern Regional Health Authority.

As the number of dengue cases has increased in Jaguar in recent months, City Hall has taken a series of emergency measures to control the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is spreading the disease. There are several secretariats involved in emergency operations and they do not have a deadline. Workers report and clean up vacant plots of land owned by private individuals.

The Departments of Education and the Environment give lectures to students in municipal schools on the importance of protection and the proper storage of objects that may cause mosquitoes. Healthcare workers do their job and distribute pamphlets with instructions on how to control mosquitoes.

“The figures are worrying in many municipalities, but the most important thing is that Jaguaré is doing its part and working to take action to tackle the problem,” stressed Roberto Laperriere.

Last Friday, the 22nd, the Health Inspectorate set up a tent in front of the town hall in the square and an agent team was there in the morning to guide and showcase the packaging of bottles, tires and other supplies at home, as well as distributing brochures and visiting the centre’s shops. The Ministry of Health’s main measures to prevent the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito are to remove water from potted plants and keep trash cans closed.

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