Epidemiological surveillance carries out door-to-door inspection work

Agents work to control the mosquito (Photo: Freepik)

The Epidemiological Surveillance of Araraquara is carrying out house-to-house inspection work, this Friday (18), in the neighborhoods of Cecap, Iguatemi, Centro and Altos do Pinheiros. Also this Friday, Vila Xavier will receive fog, while Melhado and Adalberto Roxo will have smoke.

These services have been scaled up by Araraquara City Hall due to the growth in the number of dengue fever cases in the city. The work involves blocking the breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue fever and other diseases such as zika, chikungunya and yellow fever, as well as prevention instructions.

On average, 30,000 households are visited per month. In half of them, the work is not finished for lack of authorization to enter. The teams even work extended hours (night) and rotation on Saturdays.

Epidemic figures
According to Surveillance, the year 2022 (up to Wednesday, March 16) records 986 confirmed cases of dengue fever. There were 138 cases in January, 539 cases in February and 373 in March.

The symptoms of dengue fever are fever, body aches, headache, pain behind the eyes and spotting on the body. When the patient is treated, he must bring his identity document, his SUS card and proof of residence with postal code.

The irregular disposal of garbage, solid waste, bulky (sofas, armchairs and mattresses) and fires in urban and rural areas cause damage to health and the environment. Complaints to official bodies can be made by calling 0800 770 1595.

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