The municipal committee discusses strategies to combat Aedes aegypti – Cities

The Aedes aegyptis Control Committee met this Wednesday morning, 11 May, to discuss the epidemiological scenario of arboviruses and actions to control Aedes aegypt.

Mosquito is a distributor of dengue, zika and chikungunya. In addition, the results of the Rapid Index Survey (LiRaa) were presented.

At the opening ceremony, José Mauro Filho, the municipal secretary for health, recalled that the municipality had two consecutive dengue epidemics in 2018 and 2019 and that the commitment of society as a whole to public initiatives was essential. reducing the number of cases.

Healthcare supervisor Veruska Lahdo says the best way to avoid the Aedes aegypti mosquito is to eliminate objects that can accumulate stagnant water.

“We are always developing a population to remove unnecessary materials that can accumulate in water, such as: air conditioning trays, gutters, old tires, uncovered water tanks, bottles, flower vases, and also from containers thrown into uncovered debris,” he commented.

Routine activities have been stepped up and other strategies have been used, such as the “Collaborator Voluntário” program, which brings together more than 300 plants and companies, and the so-called mosquito control. “Ovitramp” the Wolbachia project, which is already underway in 32 districts of the capital.

Mosquito Zero – On 2 May, the town hall launched a new “Zero Mosquito – Kill or Die” campaign, covering simultaneously seven municipal districts and districts with Aedes management and control measures.

In the first week of the campaign, more than 14,000 properties were inspected and 10,000 potential breeding sites for the Aedes aegypti mosquito were removed.

The Department of Municipal Health (CCEV / SESAU) coordinates the control of vector endemic diseases with around 350 staff involved in activities in this first phase until 14 May in the following areas: Guanandi, Jardim dos Estados, Tijuca, Panama, Novos States, Nova Lima, Itamaracá and Rita Vieira.

Epidemiological data – From 1 January to 10 May, 4 210 cases of dengue fever and three deaths due to the disease were reported in Campo Grande.

In April alone, there were 1,697 cases, an increase of almost 50% on the same period last year, when 828 disease notifications were made. The Zika and Chikungunya cases have remained stable, with 6 and 42 records on January 1, May 10, 2022.

Announcements from the suburbs – Seven districts and blocks in Campo Grande are considered very high according to the CCEV (Coordination for the Control of Vector endemic diseases) announcement map for weeks 13-16.

They are: Jardim Noroeste, Maria Aparecida Pedrossian, Rita Vieira, Tiradentes, Cruzeiro, Nova Lima and New States. The other 22 have a high index, 35 moderate, eight low and only 1 (Jardim Bela Vista), without notice.

(Information from City Hall)

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