By the town hall of Taquara
Taquara- In recent days, the Taquara Health Department has stepped up efforts to prevent the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which causes diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and zika. This Monday (7), community health workers and nurses participated in a training to reinforce disease control guidelines. The preventive measure aims to prevent the occurrence of epidemics in the municipality.
Currently, there are 16 suspected dengue fever patients in Taquara. According to the health surveillance coordinator, Andressa Martins, one of the works carried out concerns the delimitation of outbreaks and the special search for vectors with mechanical action in the vicinity of households where there are suspected cases. “In addition to the collection and monitoring actions carried out by endemic agents and health workers, all professionals working in the Department of Health are developing guidance and prevention measures to avoid the contagion of the disease”, explains- he, adding that the samples collected are sent to the Central Public Health Laboratory of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Lacen).
Recent works are carried out in five neighborhoods
Recent actions carried out by the health surveillance team are carried out in the neighborhoods of Jardim do Prado, Empresa, Sagrada Família, Cruzeiro do Sul and Petrópolis, where recent suspected cases have been detected. “The agents are identified by an Environmental Surveillance badge and a green coat. It is a continuous and very important work to prevent the proliferation of Aedes aegypti in our city”, underlines the Secretary of Health, Mariane Farias da Silva.
The mayor of Taquara, Sirlei Silveira, adds that the population must also be extra vigilant to control the spread of the mosquito. “Preventing the creation of Aedes aegypti epidemics is everyone’s duty, because dengue fever is a very dangerous disease. If we do our part, we will prevent an increase in cases in our city. Let’s all work together to clean up our land to protect ourselves,” he said.
In addition to identifying outbreaks of Aedes aegypti, officers carry out orientation work with residents, sending out informational material that outlines precautions to avoid the creation of mosquito larvae, such as leaving bottles at home. upside down, drain water from tires or fill flowerpot lids with sand. “Frequently, the health surveillance team comes to my house to check for outbreaks of the dengue mosquito. The work they do is very good, and I always welcome them, maintaining my care, to prevent my plants from accumulating water,” comments resident Dirce Augustin, 72, whose home was visited by professionals this Tuesday (8).