Araçatuba is in case of a dengue epidemic

The Ministry of Health reports that due to the high number of cases of dengue fever, the city is changing from a high alert to a picture of a dengue epidemic. So far, we have 1,652 positive cases of dengue fever and two confirmed deaths in the city.

Health also reports that pathogens of indigenous diseases carry out regular visits to homes to check and inform the population about the treatment needed to prevent the spread of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

“Our teams are on the streets every day, especially in the areas with the highest incidence, to control the population and carry out monitoring of nesting sites. An information campaign was developed to explain the main precautions that the population needs to take, such as checking for standing water in the toilet, rubbish, animal drinking fountains, water collection tanks, which are potential breeding grounds for Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes. Our second request is for the population to receive the indigenous pathogen, many people don’t open their homes when they knock on doors, just pay attention, as everyone is wearing town hall uniforms and IDs, ”explains Cristiane, director of primary health care. Camargo.

EPIDEMIC

An epidemic is a collective manifestation of a disease that spreads rapidly, directly or indirectly, until it reaches a large number of people in a given area and then disappears after a certain period of time.

STREAMING

The mosquito Aedes Aegypti, which spreads dengue fever, is also the cause of other diseases called arboviruses, such as Zika and Chikungunya.

The main symptoms of dengue are high fever, severe muscle pain, pain when moving the eyes, malaise, loss of appetite, headache, red spots on the body.

INVOLVEMENT

If symptoms occur, call a primary care facility or municipal hospital.

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