The town hall of Claros Mountains organizes, this Saturday (26), another “D-Day” to fight against dengue fever. Unusable materials will be collected that are potential breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, such as inflatables, containers, PET bottles, drums, glass bottles, scrap tanks and refrigerators, tarpaulins and toilets.
The action takes place in the neighborhoods Bela Vista, Castelo Branco, Edgar Pereira, Jardim Brasil, Jardim Eldorado, Nova Morada, Santa Eugenia, Santos Reis, Vila Antônio Narciso, Vila Atlântida, Vila Mauriceia, Vila Oliveira and Vila São Francisco de Assis.
Pick-up will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The population must place the objects on the sidewalks of the houses.
Result of the first LIRAa
Disposable products are possible breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquito — Photo: TV TEM / Reproduction
The first rapid index survey for Aedes aegypti (LIRAa) carried out this year revealed an infestation rate of 14.3% in Claros Mountains. This means that out of 100 outbreaks identified by agents of the Center for the Fight against Zoonoses (CCZ), 14 had mosquito breeding grounds. The survey was conducted between January 17 and 21.
According to the municipality, the population has a fundamental role in this fight and must follow the main combat measures:
- Ensure periodic cleaning and sealing of drums and tanks;
- Clean the drains weekly and use a fine-mesh strainer;
- Send garbage to public collection;
- Drain water from vegetable dishes;
- Clean and drain gutters, slabs and swimming pools.
To report mosquito outbreaks, residents can call (38) 2211-4400 or 0800-283-3330 (Dial-Dengue).
The first dengue fever death in Minas Gerais in 2022 was recorded in the municipality of Espinosa, in the northern region. The municipal health department informed the g1 that the death occurred in January and that the victim was 56 years old. She was treated in a hospital unit. The patient’s gender was not disclosed.
Two other deaths from the disease are still under investigation. Through February 15, the state had 4,791 probable cases of dengue fever. Of these 1,289 cases, the disease was confirmed.