On Saturday, there will be a working group against dengue fever in the gardens of Belém and Itapoa Folha de Londrina magazine

This Saturday (14th) from 8 a.m., the Municipal Health Department (SMS) and CMTU (Municipal Transport and Urbanization Company) will hold a second anti-dengue fever task force in the gardens of Belém and Itapoa in north Londrina.

Illustrative image of the picture On Saturday there is a working group against dengue fever in the gardens of Belém and Itapoa

| Photo: Photo: Vivian Honorato / N.com

About 50 municipal endemic pathogens travel from house to house advising residents of the area about the risks of leaving stagnant water and the importance of cleaning the house and backyards to prevent the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. dengue transmitter.

They also supply plastic bags for proper waste disposal, after which CMTU workers collect materials in trucks from Belém and Itapoa gardens.

The northern region was chosen because it is the place that pays the most attention to the number of dengue cases and epidemics. According to the 2022 Aedes aegypti Infestation Rapid Survey, 10.25% of mosquito infections were detected in the area. “In addition to the practical impact of eliminating epidemics and breeding sites, joint efforts have an important educational impact, as we collect tons of rubbish from people’s homes that sometimes don’t even understand why they collect such items,” he said, municipal health secretary Felippe Machado.


According to the Secretary, a number of strategies are being used to raise public awareness, with 97% of dengue epidemics and breeding sites located in homes and backyards, such as potted plants; dog water pots; bathroom, kitchen and laundry drains and backyard thrown items. “Simple and basic measures can help us avoid a dengue epidemic in our city. People need to get out of their head that dengue fever occurs on empty plots, high grass, or at the bottom of a valley, as this accounts for only three percent of outbreaks. We need to realize that 97% of outbreaks occur inside houses. We can completely change it, but we need everyone to work together, ”Machado said.

To make the cleaning job easier, an audio car is already warning the population of the Belém and Itapoa gardens of what can be thrown away. In this case, all objects that collect water and act as a breeding ground for Aedes must be placed in front of the houses so that CMTU cars can collect it.


The tip for municipal mediators of home-based diseases is that the population spends 15 minutes a week inspecting places where there may be water in their home or apartment. The direction is that the breeding sites are removed and thrown into plastic bags for selective collection or garbage truck collection; and that the population does not expect someone to come to solve the problem, but does its part: clean up its own house and backyard.


People who inspect places with stagnant water, such as abandoned swimming pools, land, houses, and buildings where materials collecting stagnant water have been disposed of irregularly, should notify Dial Dengue on 0800-400-1893. (With N.Com data)


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