mayor Teresina, doctor. Pessoa was diagnosed with dengue fever. The city’s press office said he is recovering at home, and has mild symptoms of illness.
“Mayor Dr. Pessoa was diagnosed with dengue on Wednesday (13), and had a fever and headache. Mayor continues to take medications, today with mild symptoms of the disease,” the city said in a statement.
The capital has already recorded more than 1,700 reported cases this year. In the whole of 2021, there were about 1,400. On April 13, the Municipal Health Foundation (FMS) Teresina confirmed the The third death from dengue fever this year.
The last recorded death was a 45-year-old woman. The case was also the third statewide for the year. The patient was hospitalized in the public health unit and had several comorbidities.
The The first death was a 19-year-old who was taken to a public hospital it’s the The second is a 9-year-old boywho died in a private hospital in the city.
In Piauí, dengue cases increased by 489% compared to the same period in 2021, according to the state health department. So far, 1,731 cases of the disease have been recorded.
According to the medical community, dengue can present as mild, moderate, or severe with dengue hemorrhagic fever.
Symptoms can be similar to those of other diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti. Therefore, the diagnosis must be made by a doctor through a blood test.
According to the Ministry of Health, symptoms range from joint pain and headaches to more serious stages such as neurological problems and bleeding.
FMS Health Surveillance Director, Amariles Borba warns residents that if dengue is suspected, the health authorities’ recommendation is for a person to seek medical attention immediately.
Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which causes symptoms such as joint, body and head pain, nausea, fever above 39°C and red spots on the body.
Fighting against the dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti, also prevents other diseases it causes, such as yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika. In addition to the risk of death, these mosquito-borne diseases can cause serious complications in humans.
Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes – Photo: Ariquemes City Hall / Disclosure
To prevent themselves in periods like these, with high rates and risk of outbreaks, residents should double down on care at home and on the street.
The best way to prevent the Aedes aegypti mosquito is to prevent its reproduction. Control can be done by getting rid of things where water has accumulated, which could be potential breeding areas, and by proper maintenance of containers that store liquid, such as water tanks. For this, checking the house and yard weekly is very important.
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