Dengue cases are on the rise in Jandaia do Sul and City Hall warns

The Paraná Ministry of Health ordered a dengue epidemic in the state in the last half of April. As in many other municipalities, Jandaia do Sul recorded a significant increase in the number of notifications, according to the municipal health agency. From January until now, there were 200 reports of suspected cases and 21 positive results. Compared to the 12 months of 2021, the number quadrupled, with 49 suspected cases and only five positive cases reported last year.

The latest survey of the Aedes aegypti infection index in March revealed that Jandaia do Sul is classified as a risk situation with an index of 4.3. The sampling method recommended by the national dengue fever program classifies risks below 1% as low and from 1% to 3.9% as medium risk or vigilance.

Aware of the need to guide and sensitize the population to basic care to prevent the spread of mosquitoes that spread dengue fever, zika and Chikungunya, and given concerns about the pandemic situation in neighboring municipalities, City Hall began to raise awareness of Jandaienses through the media and social networks.

In order to combat Aedes aegypt, the municipality has promoted clean-up work in the suburbs (dates planned for the whole year) in addition to initiatives by the endemic team, such as home visits with instructions to the population, inspections at strategic points (rubber workshop, with a side pump in positive cases.

Care:

The fight against dengue fever is in the hands of the population. With simple and responsible attitudes, everyone can do their part. Don’t collect trash in your backyard; check that you do not have a container that can store water and become a mosquito breeding ground; keep water tanks closed; wash the water bowls of the animals at least three times a week; putting sand in pots; check gutters; and non-use of tires are the main initiatives to combat mosquitoes.

Nurse Isabel Moreno, coordinator of epidemiological surveillance in Jandaia do Sul, recalls the most common symptoms of dengue: fever, headache, muscle and eye pain, nausea, vomiting and red spots on the body and advises that if symptoms occur, the patient should seek municipal health services.

Regarding the significant increase in dengue cases in Jandaia do Sul compared to the previous year, Isabel points out that in 2021, covid-19 was the focus of attention of the population and health professionals and, as a result, likely underreported cases of Aedes Aegypt contamination. “The figure is pretty expressive anyway and requires a lot of attention from everyone so we can control the spreading mosquito,” he confirms.

Covid-19

Records of positive Covid-19 cases also rose in the first two months of 2022, thanks to a new variant of omicro released late last year that spread faster than the delta, but not so severely. In 2021, a total of 7,773 visits were made to the Covid-19 Treatment Center (CTC) in Jandaia do Sul, confirming 2,725 cases and 65 deaths. So far this year, there have been 7,965 visits, 3,835 confirmed cases (fewer hospitalizations) and 10 deaths.

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Patients with general symptoms of Kovid (fever, headache, body pain, runny nose, cough, sore throat, tiredness, difficulty breathing) should seek medical advice. If you have signs of the flu, you should continue to use the mask and wash your hands with soap and water or 70% alcohol. “In addition to the coronavirus, these precautions will help with other respiratory infections that are becoming more common this year,” Isabel points out.

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