The City of Viçosa Health Agency conducted a second 2022 rapid Aedes aegypti Infection Index (LIRA) survey. Data were collected in April and the building adhesion index (IIP) was 0.4%, which was considered low.
In the first survey of the year in January, the result was 1.4, which means alert status. The Ministry of Health classifies that up to 0.9% the risk of infection is low. Between 1-3.9% the situation is vigilant; and when it is equal to or greater than 4%, it is considered an outbreak risk.
The aim of LIRAa is to identify the areas of the city where mosquitoes occur and occur most, as well as the prevailing breeding sites. This information will allow action to be intensified in areas with the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads more dengue fever and Chikungunya fever.
In Viçosa, until last Tuesday, the Viçosa environmental monitoring sector registered 28 reported cases of dengue, of which 17 have been confirmed, two have been decommissioned and nine are under investigation. Nova Viçosa, Boa Vista, Santo Antônio, Centro, João Brás, Violeira, Inconfidência, Ramos, Floresta and São José were the residential areas registering the deposits.
According to Lilian Souza, head of the health department, Aedes aegypit is monitored by the environmental sector, and agents visit homes to fight endemic diseases on all properties every two months and remove larvae; chemical control using larval toxins and coastal UBV; visits to strategic points (scrap, cemetery, recycling, etc.) every 15 days with insecticide.
But the population can also cooperate with simple measures, such as checking that the water tank is well covered, leaving the waste bins well covered; put sand in plant containers, collect and pack backyard debris, clean gutters, cover pools, cover drains and lower toilet lids, clean air conditioner water collection basin and refrigerator exterior, clean and store pet bowls.
Also cover the tank and all water tanks well, keep the bottles mouth down, do not throw rubbish into empty plots, always put the rubbish in closed bags, leave the tires protected from rain and water, puncture the aluminum cans before disposal to prevent water accumulation and plastic cups in resealable bags is left out.
Landowners should also keep their property clean and regularly eradicated. This is because in addition to the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes (transmitters of the Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya viruses played), if left untreated, these sites will also be ideal for other pests such as rodents, insects, spiders and scorpions in particular.
Since most of the time these owners of dirty plots don’t live on site, the neighborhood suffers. For this reason, the city will make the telephone number 31 3892-6430 available to citizens for complaints and other information.