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Epidemic: Araraquara reached 1,801 dengue cases in 2022

Epidemic: Araraquara reached 1,801 dengue cases in 2022

A new update by Health Surveillance, on Wednesday (30), indicates that Araraquara reached the mark of 1,801 confirmed cases of dengue in 2022. In March alone, there were 1,027 new notifications of the disease.

According to the municipality’s balance sheet, the disease numbers are broken down in the first three months: 138 in January, 636 in February and 1,027 in March. The number is higher than the figure for the past two years combined.

In addition to the cases, six deaths from dengue have been recorded this year in Araraquara.

Symptoms of dengue fever include fever, body aches, headache, pain behind the eyes, and spots on the body. When a patient requests care, they must bring their ID, SUS card, and proof of address with zip code.

The Dengue Care Center at the field hospital operates daily, including weekends and holidays, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

All municipal health units are also attending to suspected dengue cases – flyers operate Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and UPAs, 24 hours a day.

It should be noted that Vila Xavier UPA, which has treated influenza syndrome cases exclusively since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has already resumed care for other diseases, including dengue.

Araraquara has intensified its actions due to the dengue epidemic (Image: Disclosure)

Draw from dengue Saturday
On Saturday (2), vector control elements of the epidemiological surveillance and community health agents carried out a fishing vessel against dengue fever in the neighborhoods of Jardim Adalberto Roxo and Jardim Fenza.

Works will start from 7 am to 1 pm with the participation of the departments of Health, Environment, Public Works, Services and Administration and also the Department of Water and Sewerage Independent (DAAE).

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The procedure consists of surveying potential breeding sites within the dwellings, while checking and removing materials that allow water to accumulate.

Approximately 100 civilian employees will be involved in the fishing vessel, including municipal inspectors, supervisors, endemic disease control agents and community health personnel.

The monitoring coordinator explained in Cheers, Rodrigo Ramos.