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Environmental Monitoring promotes joint efforts to combat dengue fever in Nova Esperanca on Saturday

Environmental Monitoring promotes joint efforts to combat dengue fever in Nova Esperanca on Saturday

On Saturday (02), the Environmental Monitoring Team, from the Balneário Cambori Ministry of Health, will promote a joint effort to visit shops and homes in the Nova Esperança neighborhood. The goal is to guide the population regarding the spread of dengue mosquitoes and to eliminate potential breeding sites.

The municipality carried out a rapid survey of Aedes aegypti infection (LIRAa), which indicated a high incidence in Nova Esperanca. Therefore, work will be intensified in the area, in search of eliminating mosquito outbreaks, as well as directing the population towards daily care to avoid its spread. In addition to this measure, customers are also searching the neighborhoods of São Judas and Nações this week.

So far, the city has recorded eight cases of dengue, five of which are indigenous (contracted within the city), two are imported, one is unspecified and two are under investigation, as well as a case of non-resident chikungunya. In all, there are 579 outbreaks of mosquitoes scattered in the city’s neighborhoods.

Environmental Monitoring Director Eliane Giedes recommends the use of insecticides that can be easily found in supermarkets, and the use of repellents to protect against disease. The professional also emphasizes that it is the owner’s duty to keep the floor clean, and to prevent the spread of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Endemic agents are vaccinated against Covid-19, are dressed in uniform and are identified with badges bearing the emblems of the City Council and Dengue Control Program. In case of doubt, residents can contact the sector by phone (47) 3261-6264 to confirm the visit. The team responds to complaints made to the Municipal Ombudsman, by phones (47) 3267-7024, 0800644 3388, or WhatsApp (47) 99982-1979.

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The main symptoms of dengue fever are:
– high fever, from 39 ° C to 40 ° C, sudden onset;
– Headache;
body pain;
– Joint pain;
Pain in the back of the eye.

When you notice symptoms, you should immediately seek a health service.

Methods of prevention:
Avoid using dishes in potted plants. If used, add sand to the rim;
– Keep litter boxes covered;
– Always leave water tanks closed, without any openings, especially water tanks;
Plants such as bromeliads should be avoided because they collect water;
– chlorination of pool water and cleaning it once a week;
– keeping drains closed and unclogged;
– Clean animal food and water utensils at least once a week;
– removal of water accumulated on the panels;
– keep the toilet lid closed;
– avoid the accumulation of debris, as it can become a focus for dengue mosquitoes;
It is recommended to use insect repellent.
– Inform the Municipal Health Department of a possible outbreak of Aedes aegypti;
If you have symptoms of dengue fever, chikungunya or Zika virus, find a health care unit.

Additional information:

Health Secretary
(47) 3261-6200

Directorate of Communication
Journalism Intern: Maria Eduarda Macedo Photography: Disclosure
(47) 3267-7022