Cascavel strengthens the headquarters against dengue fever and doubles the amount of fines

Cascavel is on the verge of a new dengue epidemic, with the number of cases increasing in geometric progression in recent weeks and, if there is not greater commitment from all, the situation could get even worse.

To detect the serious risk of an epidemic and stop the spread of dengue fever, an integrated meeting, involving several secretariats, discussed the measures to be taken immediately.

One of the decisions is the modification of Law 4,592/2007, which deals with cleaning in urban properties. The Executive will send the City Council the modification proposal that will double the value of fines and services when performed by the City on private land, in addition to reducing the time allowed to the owner to carry out the regularization.

Currently, a land of 400m² which is cleaned by the teams of the Municipality, the owner will pay as a fine and costs the approximate amount of 3.6 thousand R$. With the amendment of the law, the value will increase to around R$7,000. In addition, the owner will have 7 days to develop the land and not 30 more as it is currently.


This Saturday (19), endemic agents and servers from various departments are carrying out a great action to raise awareness of the need to keep their lots clean and to redouble their efforts to fight dengue fever. Leaflets with instructions will be distributed to the population.

The teams will move to the regions most infested by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue fever. The concentration will be in front of the town hall building at 8:30 a.m. “Note that this will be an orientation action, there will be no collection of furniture, useless or remains of works. Every resident of the city should understand that they are responsible for cleaning their grounds and keeping them clean. Next week we will organize a task force in buildings and public places to eliminate breeding places. We have already defined with Sema [Secretaria Municipal de Meio Ambiente] an additional team to deal with this situation, ”says the chief of staff, Thiago Stefanello.

The second rapid index survey for Aedes aegypti (LIRAa) released this week, the overall infestation rate was 5.3%, which represents a high risk. In some areas of the city, the rate was over 10%. The index recommended by the Ministry of Health as acceptable is a maximum of 1%. Next week there will be new actions.

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