By the town hall of Taquara
In order to extend the prevention of new cases of dengue fever, last Saturday (12) the team of the Department of Works and Services of Taquara proceeded to clean the graves of the municipal cemetery, in order to locate possible outbreaks of the Aedes aegypti mosquito . The work was carried out in support of the actions of the Health Department, which is intensifying mobilizations to prevent the spread of the disease in the Commune.
Professionals have found several places with accumulated water, in damaged graves, boxes without lids and plant pots, where mosquito outbreaks can appear. “These are routine works, so that visitors to the cemetery have some attention when laying flowers for their loved ones. In the coming days, we will carry out joint efforts, with the Directorate of Works and Services, to intensify care in the prevention of dengue”, explains the epidemiological surveillance coordinator, Andressa Martins.
Until this Thursday (17), Taquara has registered two cases of dengue fever confirmed by the Central Public Health Laboratory of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Lacen), in addition to five other cases detected by other laboratories and awaiting confirmation from Lacen. There are also 24 suspected cases of the disease. “Our active search for Aedes aegypti outbreaks continues, particularly in neighborhoods where there are records of confirmed or suspected dengue patients. Endemic agents seek to identify possible epidemics and the Department of Health, in collaboration with other files, does the work of orientation, cleaning and active research”, completes the coordinator. Officers also provide advice to residents, sending informational materials that provide care to prevent the creation of mosquito larvae.
The mayor of Taquara, Sirlei Silveira, stresses to the community the importance of care in the prevention of Aedes aegypti. “We are on alert for the presence of dengue fever in Taquara. We need each inhabitant to do their part too, by cleaning their terraces and receiving endemic agents, who are doing an important job in preventing mosquitoes,” he underlines.