To step up efforts to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito and curb the dengue epidemic in the city, the city of Araraquara is operating in six districts this Monday (13). Representatives of epidemiological surveillance to control endemic diseases carry out house-to-house inspections in search of possible breeding sites in the vicinity of Vila Xavier, Carmon, Jardim Nova América and Jardim Adalgisa. The spraying passes through Quitandinha, while the smoke is carried out at Jardim Universal.
With 80% of dengue breeding sites located in homes, City Hall visits an average of 30,000 homes a month and half of them have lost their jobs due to a lack of an entry permit.
Epidemiological surveillance agents to control 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 is good to remember that waste, solid waste, space-consuming (sofas, armchairs and mattresses) and fires in cities 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 figures published by Surveillance this Friday (13), 7,249 confirmed cases of dengue were diagnosed in 2022. There were 150 cases in January, 702 in February, 4,027 in March, 2,239 in April and 131 in May. 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 flu syndrome since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, has already resumed treatment for other diseases, including dengue fever.