Large zero number of areas with high risk of Aedes attack

  • June 7, 2022
  • Victoria de Oliveira

  • 19:33
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A quick study of the Aedes aegypti Infestation Index (LIRaa) published this Tuesday (7th) by the Coordination for Control of Vector Endemic Diseases (CCEV), from the municipal health department (Sesau), points to a reduction in the number of areas at risk in compared to the last survey in March.

According to the study, the number dropped from eight to zero with an attack rate of over 1%. In addition, 8 areas are on alert and 53 with indices that are considered satisfactory – below or equal to 1% attack.

In LiRaa, which was released in March, the areas USFs and UBSs Vida Nova, São Francisco, Aero Rancho, Vila Nasser, José Abrão, Cruzeiro / Autonomista, Azaléia and Aero Rancho IV were in danger, another 30 were on alert and 34 were in danger. a satisfactory situation.

According to the municipal secretary of health, José Mauro Filho, the marked reduction in attack rates can be attributed to the measures that have been intensified since the end of April.

“This shows that our actions have made a difference. We work daily to prevent our municipality and our population from suffering even more from diseases transmitted by mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti), such as dengue, zika and chikungunya. However, that means “not that we can relax now. We have to continue to act and count on the cooperation of the people to reduce these rates even more,” he said.

The secretary points out that 80% of the outbreaks are still found inside homes, in objects that can be disposed of in the common garbage collection.

“Different from what many people think, most mosquito bites are inside our homes. In that potted plant that is in the backyard, in the clogged gutter and in useless materials that are thrown in the backyard. So it is necessary that “This serves as a warning to the people and that we are all aware. The public power is doing its part, but the involvement of everyone in this struggle is extremely necessary,” he said.

Mosquito Zero

On May 2, Campo Grande City Hall launched a new phase of “Operation Mosquito Zero – Kill or Die”, with the aim of strengthening actions to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito with the support of all departments. More than 350 CCEV employees were mobilized in actions that took place simultaneously in the seven urban regions of the Municipality.

According to the report provided by the coordination, in the first month alone (May 2-27), a total of 87,153 properties were inspected, 59,221 deposits were removed and 2,239 outbreaks of the Aedes aegypti mosquito were found and eliminated.

Smoke vehicles drive daily through these neighborhoods, and at the same time, field work is intensified through inspections and guidance from health agents.

Epidemiological data

From January 1 to May 31, 7,121 cases of dengue and six deaths caused by the disease were reported in Campo Grande. In April alone, there were 2,839 cases, which is almost a threefold increase compared to the month period last year, when there were 828 reports of the disease. The cases of Zika and Chikungunya remain stable with 32 and 72 registrations respectively.

Complementary actions

In addition to the effective management and control of the disease with visits and use of Fumacê, the capital uses science as an ally in the fight against Aedes aegypti. Campo Grande is one of the five cities in the country selected to host the Wolbachia project.

Last month, another nine neighborhoods were included in the so-called phase 4 of the implementation of the Wolbachia method in the capital. The method is complementary in the fight against dengue, Zika and chikungunya.

Since 15 March, the release of mosquitoes has taken place in the neighborhoods of Coronel Antonino, José Abrão, Mata do Jacinto, Mata do Segredo, Monte Castelo, Nasser, Novos Estados, Nova Lima and Seminary.

At the same time as the Phase 4 releases took place, the Phase 5 engagement began, which will reach 21 neighborhoods: Amambaí, Autonomista, Bandeirantes, Bela Vista, Cabreúva, Caiçara, Carvalho, Centro, Cruzeiro, Glória, Itanhangá, Jardim dos Estados, Margarida, Monte Líbano, Planalto, Santa Fe, São Bento, São Francisco, Sobrinho, Taveirópolis and União.

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