Dengue teams visit Adalberto Roxo and Selmi Dei this Saturday (19) — Araraquara Town Hall

This Saturday (19), agents of control of endemic diseases, of epidemiological surveillance, will go to the neighborhoods of Adalberto Roxo and Selmi Dei, where they will resolve outstanding issues, including the inspection of closed properties and places where residents are not present during routine checks. Also on this date, Adalberto Roxo and Jardim Veneza will receive the smoke service.

Services to contain the dengue outbreak have been stepped up by Araraquara City Hall due to the growing number of 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 Friday, March 18) records 1067 confirmed cases of dengue fever. There were 138 cases in January, 539 cases in February and 390 in March. This year’s rate is much lower than that recorded in 2019, when the town was facing an epidemic. At that time, 23,134 cases were recorded over the whole year and 16,911 between January and March. However, this year’s rate is higher than that recorded for the whole of 2021. This week, three dengue fever deaths were recorded in Araraquara.

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.

Complaint

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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