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Araraquara confirms two more deaths from dengue fever, reaches 12, and forms a committee to investigate the severity of the disease |  Sao Carlos and Araraquara

Araraquara confirms two more deaths from dengue fever, reaches 12, and forms a committee to investigate the severity of the disease | Sao Carlos and Araraquara

Araraquara (SP) emphasized more Two deaths from dengue fever In the city’s worst epidemic of disease, which now accumulates 12 deaths since March.

The latest confirmed deaths are an 82-year-old woman with comorbidities who died in a private hospital on April 7, and an 83-year-old man, who also had comorbidities, who died at home on April 25. Both cases are investigated by the Death Verification Service (SVO).

Although fewer cases were recorded, this year’s dengue epidemic is more deadly than in 2019, when more than 23,000 cases and five deaths were recorded.

Dengue fever cases in Araraquara annually

Source: Municipal Health Administration

In the face of the severity of the disease this year, the city council established a technical committee to investigate diseases related to arbovirus with the aim of investigating the deaths and the most serious cases of dengue.

According to Doctor and Interim Municipal Health Minister Talitha Martins, the commission must assess why dengue is more aggressive and requires more medical care, leading to more hospitalizations.

The group will also assess whether this year’s dengue deaths are linked to other diseases, such as Covid-19.

Araraquara continues his activity with the Aedes aegpyti mosquito, which transmits dengue fever – Photo: Tete Viviani / Araraquara City Hall

On Tuesday (17), endemic disease control agents in the epidemiological surveillance will conduct house-to-house searches for potential breeding sites in the neighborhoods of Vila Xavier, Carmo, São José and Jardim Adalgisa.

There will also be fogging at Jardim Nova Época and smoking at Jardim Universal.

And the epidemiological surveillance agents to combat endemic diseases always work in uniform, in a gray shirt and brown jacket, as well as roaming in official cars. It is important to note the identity of the agent and permission to enter. When in doubt, the resident can contact Vector Control by telephones 3303-3123 and 3303-3124.

Symptomatic patients are cared for at the dengue service center that operates in the field hospital. The site is open daily, including weekends and holidays, from 7am to 9pm.

Other health units in the municipality are also taking care of suspected cases of dengue fever. Stations are open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and UPAs are open 24 hours a day.

Dengue symptoms – Photo: Arte g1