Residents of Camaragibe and the seven other municipalities of the Recife microdistrict (PE) need to be careful of mosquitoes that transmit dengue, chikungunya and Zika. The city has, in recent years, recorded high rates of building invasions, according to the Historical Series of the Quick Index survey of Aedes aegypti, LIRAa. The survey allows, by means of sampling, to know how much properties contain containers containing mosquito larvae.
In addition, the state of Pernambuco recorded, between January and December this year (SE49), 17,716 probable cases of dengue fever, according to information contained in the latest epidemiological bulletin of the Ministry of Health. However, according to the document, in this period, there were 16,715 probable cases of chikungunya and 331 probable cases of Zika (SE46).
Faced with this scenario, the people of Camaragibe must redouble their care to limit the spread Aedes aegyptiEspecially in the rainy season. The best way to do this is to shake it off or clean it weekly and protect any body where water accumulates and could serve as a breeding ground. Family Health Strategy nurse Adryenne de Carvalho Mello shares some simple and effective measures to disrupt the life cycle of mosquitoes.
Key initiatives include emptying bottles, not storing tires in exposed areas, not piling water on slabs or gutters, putting sand in plant pots and covering barrels and water tanks. Every place with stagnant water, where vector mosquitoes lay their eggs, must be eliminated.
Adryenne de Carvalho Mello recalls that all age groups have the same risk of contracting dengue and that other diseases such as chikungunya, Zika and even COVID-19 may have similar symptoms. So that there is no doubt as to the most appropriate diagnosis and treatment, the nurse is advised to seek care at the nearest health unit at any sign of discomfort.
“The first symptom of dengue fever is usually a high fever (39°C to 40°C), with sudden onset, which usually lasts 2 to 7 days, accompanied by headache, body and joint pain, prostration (fatigue), weakness and pain. Behind the eyes and a rash. In the fever stage, it is difficult to differentiate between the disease and other diseases. Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor in case of suspicion. “
Every day is mosquito fighting day. And be aware of the symptoms, too. Learn more about ways to prevent Aedes aegypti outbreaks and review the guidance on the website www.gov.br/combataomosquito🇧🇷
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