The Taquari Valley accumulates 197 confirmed dengue fever cases this year, most of them in Lajeado and Arroio do Meio. A total of 531 suspected dengue cases have been reported, including 197 confirmed cases and 46 ruled out cases. Therefore, there are still 288 cases under investigation. A total of 171 indigenous cases have been confirmed, which represents cases where the contamination originated in the municipality.
The notification cases are distributed in 15 municipalities belonging to the 16th CRS Regional Health Coordination, and the confirmed cases in nine municipalities: Lajeado, Arroio do Meio, Colinas, Cruzeiro do Sul, Bom Retiro do Sul, Estrela, Progresso, Santa Clara do Sul and Teutonia.
The autochthonous cases, originating from the region where they were found, are in the municipalities of Lajeado, Arroio do Meio and Colinas. This result is already higher than that of the whole of 2020.
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In 2021, the state closed the year with 16,057 suspected dengue cases, 10,156 confirmed cases, including 9,806 indigenous cases, 5,566 were ruled out, and 58 are still pending investigation. RS had 11 Dengue deaths, in the municipalities: 1 case in Passo Fundo (6th CRS), 3 cases in Erechim and 1 case in Mariano Moro (11th CRS), 5 cases in Santa Cruz do Sul (13th CRS) and 1 case in Bom Retiro do Sul (16th CRS).
In the region of the 16th Regional Health Coordination, 981 suspected cases of dengue were reported including 778 confirmed cases including 749 indigenous, 172 cases ruled out. There were 01 deaths, a resident of Bom Retiro do Sul. INDIGENOUS cases, in 2021, were recorded in the municipalities of Bom Retiro do Sul, Boqueirão do Leão, Cruzeiro do Sul, Estrela, Lajeado, Santa Clara do Sul and Teutônia.
Standing water is a big problem for the dengue mosquito
The combination of high temperatures and occasional rain is ideal for breeding the Aedes aegypti mosquito – transmitter of dengue, zika and chikungunya arboviruses. The cooperation of the population is therefore essential.
Residents should avoid accumulating water in containers, keep backyards clean and not leave water tanks uncovered. Simple attitudes like these are important in preventing mosquito breeding.