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This week, the 6th Regional Health Coordination sent information to Capão Bonito do Sul with an alert. After analysis of the samples sent by the Environmental Surveillance team, the commune, as well as other towns in the region, was considered to be infested with the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

In view of the photo, the work that was already carried out by the health team will intensify in the coming days. Surveillance actions will aim to reduce mosquito epidemics, which proliferate very quickly, since they reproduce where there is still water, especially on hot days.

According to the municipality’s health inspector, Wagner Ribeiro, it is necessary to sensitize the community on the importance of not leaving stagnant water to prevent epidemics from multiplying. “The mosquito becomes infected when it sucks the blood of a person with dengue, that is, the Aedes aegypti mosquito will not transmit dengue if it is not infected, so avoid the proliferation of the insect is the best alternative to avoid cases in the municipality. So far, no case has been registered, so we will intensify actions in the municipality and we count on the collaboration of everyone in this fight “, he underlines.

If you act, we can avoid

Wagner points out that new strategies have been developed with the team to control the mosquito and raise awareness. “In partnership with health workers, we will carry out inspections in all residences and commercial establishments in the commune during the months of March and April with the aim of sensitizing and mobilizing the community on the importance of not having stagnant water points. By eliminating the mosquito, we will be safe from this risk and we will ensure that the town becomes uninfested again, ”he pleads.

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The mosquito outbreaks, which brought Capão Bonito do Sul to the infested state, were found in two blocks of the municipality, where among all the samples sent, two were positive. It should be noted that there are no cases of dengue fever, only outbreaks of Aedes aegypti. “We emphasize that the proliferation of the mosquito is very fast, in places where water stagnates, so our actions to prevent this will be intensified”, reinforces Wagner. The Aedes aegypti mosquito lives for about thirty days. During this period, it lays about 350 eggs and bites about 30 people during its adult life. Its eggs can last about 460 days, but only the female mosquito bites the human.

Source: Radio Cacique

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