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DF on alert to combat the spread of Aedes aegypti – Agência Brasília

“It is critical for people to understand that any container, no matter how small, if not disposed of properly, left outdoors and water has accumulated in it, can become a deposit of mosquito eggs.”Divino Valero, Undersecretary for Health Supervision

In 2021, dengue cases in the Federal District decreased compared to the 2020 data. There was a 68% decrease. However, this does not mean that the fight against mosquitoes Aedes aegypti, which transmits the disease, should be excluded.

In December, environmental monitoring agents visited several properties in the Federal District to assess the status of larvae infestation Aedes aegypti In the real estate of the federal capital. Surveying is done by sampling. Some random characteristics are drawn to receive a visit from agents.

After the inspections, the results found are published in Rapid Survey of Aedes aegypti Indicator in the Federal District (pounds). From December 6 to 12, 26,572 properties were appraised across all administrative regions (RAs). Of these, 544 mosquito larvae were found, in some of them containing more than one type of larvae.

When summing up the situation in all regions, the conclusion is that the building injury index was 2%, which is an alert indicator for DF. It is calculated according to the characteristics with larvae Aedes aegypti Compared to the total number of properties surveyed.

Of the 33 AR, 14 have an alert rating and six have a risk indicator | Photo: Breno Esaki / Agência Saúde-DF

This indicator is divided into satisfactory when it is less than 1%; alert, between 1% and 3.9%; and risk, when it is greater than 4%. In 544 properties where larvae Aedes aegypti, 657 sediments were positive for mosquitoes. Most were vases and bowls, followed by bowls of water for human consumption, such as buckets.

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Of the 33 ARs, 14 have an alert rating and six are at risk. The LIRAa Bulletin presents the specific problems in each area for both residents and public health administrators. This contributes to the adoption of disease prevention and control measures. With this data, we identify actions specific to the regions, including understanding mosquito behavior in these locations,” explains Undersecretary of Health Divino Valero Martins.

The Undersecretary also informs that the countermeasures Aedes aegypti in DF in 2022.” At the end of last year, the Ministry of Health hired 500 temporary environmental monitoring agents. This group will enhance combat activities, with this we will be able to visit more properties in a short period of time, making us learn about problems before the caterpillar turns into a mosquito,” he confirms.

Divino asserts that population is an indispensable factor in this conflict. “It is critical for people to understand that any container, no matter how small, if not disposed of properly, and is left outside and accumulating water, can become a deposit of mosquito eggs. When the eggs find water and hatch, within up to 10 days we have For an adult mosquito, it’s a very fast cycle. So keep an eye on your back yards and don’t leave anything in which water can build up,” he asks.

*With information from the Ministry of Health