even in the cold, mosquito control can not stop

Balneário Camboriú has 225 cases of the disease and 933 outbreaks

Balneário Camboriú has 933 outbreaks of Aedes aegypti mosquito and 225 cases of dengue, of which 71 are autochthonous (contracted in the city), 16 imported, 51 unresolved and 87 under investigation, in addition to one case of non-resident Chikungunya.

Director of Environmental Monitoring and responsible for the municipal program to combat dengue in Balneário Camboriú, Eliane Casatti said that these figures were recorded until Monday (6).

Although the transmitting mosquito circulates less in cold weather, the director points out that prevention and care cannot stop.

Breeders need to be eliminated because eggs deposited in the cold can wait months and wait for warmer days to hatch.

For this reason, the team of health agents on the street does not stop. This week, they are inspecting houses and businesses in the center, which has 214 outbreaks. This is where the largest number of eruptions is, followed by the Nova Esperança neighborhoods with 125; Barra with 77 and São Judas with 55.

“In addition to guiding and inspecting possible outbreaks, the teams also monitor cases reported by the municipal ombudsman and also visit positive and suspicious patients,” Eliane said.

in the state

The last bulletin published on the 3rd of this month by DIVE / SC on the situation of dengue in Santa Catarina recorded 45,952 outbreaks of Aedes aegypti in 229 municipalities. Of these, 130 municipalities are considered to be infested with mosquitoes and 64 are in a dengue epidemic.

53,049 cases of the disease were confirmed, the majority of which were autochthonous (48,892), i.e. cases incurred in the state. In 2022 alone, 54 deaths were recorded as a result of the disease, and a further 21 are still under investigation.

New combat technique

The implementation of a new technology for spreading traps of insecticides in the state is underway.

Last week, a theoretical and practical training workshop took place in Florianópolis with researchers from Fiocruz / AM.

“From now on, each technician who has participated in the training will return to their region, perform the analysis of the entomological situation and plan to implement this mosquito control strategy to supplement all the actions already performed by the teams of the epidemiological surveillance of “Municipalities and the state. This is another measure that will help prevent dengue and will be incorporated into the activities that the state has specified in vector control,” explains João Fuck.

How it works

Larvicide Disseminating Stations (EDLs) include a technology developed by Fiocruz / AM, which basically uses water in a two-liter plastic pot covered with a synthetic substance impregnated with larvicide.

The object attracts Aedes aegypti females to lay eggs, and on landing they impregnate themselves with the larvicide present in the seasons. Thus, impregnated with larvicide when they visit other breeding sites, they end up contaminating them with the insecticide. As a result, the product prevents the development of larvae and pupae, which reduces mosquito infestation.

“These traps were originally implemented in two cities, in testing, in the state of Amazonas, and the results were sent to the Ministry of Health. The arbovirus coordination with PAHO did the evaluation, and now we have implemented it in several cities in Brazil,” adds Sérgio Luz, representative of Fiocruz.

symptoms of dengue

* high fever, 39 ° C to 40 ° C, with sudden onset;

*headache;

*weakness;

* pain in the body;

* joint pain;

* pain in the back of the eyes.

When you notice the symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately.

how to prevent

* Avoid using dishes in potted plants. If you use them, add sand to the edge;

* keep trash cans covered;

* Always leave the water tanks sealed without opening, especially the water tanks;

* Plants like bromeliad should be avoided as they collect water;

* Treat the pool water with chlorine and clean it once a week;

* keep drains closed and clogged;

* wash the animals’ food and water pots with a brush at least once a week;

* remove the water that has accumulated on plates;

* keep the toilet lid closed;

* avoid collecting waste as it may become a focus for the dengue mosquito;

* report the existence of possible outbreaks of Aedes aegypti to the municipal health department;

* if you have symptoms of dengue, chikungunya or zika virus, seek medical advice.

Endemic agents have been vaccinated against Covid-19, are uniformed and identified with badges with logos for City Hall and the Dengue combat program.

In case of doubt, the public can contact the sector at (47) 3261-6264 to confirm the visit. The team responds to complaints filed with the Municipal Ombudsman on telephones (47) 3267-7024, 0800 644 3388 or WhatsApp (47) 99982-1979.

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