Due to the high number of cases of dengue fever in Araraquara, the town hall will continue to intensify its efforts to block the breeding sites of the spreading mosquito Aedes aegypti. More than 30,000 homes are inspected each month, and epidemiological surveillance teams are working daily to fight endemic diseases in all areas of the city, and three of them show alarming figures for dengue epidemics removed from homes.
The Selmi Dei area, which also includes the Valle Verde and São Rafael districts, has the highest concentration of mosquito-borne outbreaks in homes. City Hall teams eliminated 217 breeding sites that worked in 184 blocks between March and March. April.
An alarming situation can also be found in Jardim Universal alongside Laranjeiras. At the same time, 83 blocks were worked and an epidemic of 60 mosquito larvae was eliminated. The center had eliminated 22 outbreaks in 32 of the blocks visited.
It should be noted that the figures mentioned in these three areas refer only to nesting sites with larvae, and if existing sites where mosquito colonies can form are taken into account, the number would be even higher. And while these neighborhoods suffer the most, the situation is repeated in several apartments in all other areas of the city.
There are also cases in areas where few residents concentrate most of the outbreaks in the neighborhood, as happened at the end of March in Carmo, where endemic surveillance teams worked on a property where about 50 outbreaks with larvae were detected. Aedes aegypti.
Studies show that 80% of dengue breeding sites are in homes. In half of them, the work of the town hall groups has been interrupted due to a lack of access rights. Groups work even longer periods (night) and take turns on Saturdays to try to minimize this problem.
Alessandra Cristina do Nascimento, head of vector control, warns the public to cooperate in cleaning backyards, homes and land. “It’s important that everyone does their part and takes the time to inspect the property. We need to pay more attention to this. And when the agent passes by, receive him well, for he is ready to look at the danger and give the right instructions, ”he explains.
This Saturday (30th), epidemiological surveillance of endemic disease control workers will carry out prevention work by removing potential breeding sites in the Jardim das Hortências. Also this Saturday, the spraying will pass through special properties, ie clubs, schools and CERs in the transfer areas. Smoke passes through Victório De Sant in the morning.
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC
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 credentials of the broker and authorize his entry. In case of doubt, the resident can also call Vector Control at 3303-3123 and 3303-3124.
For more information, call the Ombudsman for Epidemiological Surveillance at 0800-7740440 or WhatsApp at City Hall, (16) 99760-1190.
It should be borne in mind that waste, solid waste, space-consuming (sofas, armchairs and mattresses) and fires in urban and rural areas also cause damage to health and the environment. Complaints to the authorities can be made by calling 0800 770 1595.
According to Surveillance, in 2022, 5,354 confirmed cases of dengue fever were diagnosed. There were 150 cases in January, 701 in February, 3,056 in March and 1,447 in April. Ten deaths from dengue fever were recorded in Araraquara this year.
Symptoms of dengue fever 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.
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 – the places are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and UPAs are open 24 hours a day.
It should be added that Vila Xavier UPA, which has been exclusively treating influenza since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, has already resumed treatment for other diseases, including dengue fever.