The updated epidemiological bulletin published this week by the State Department of Health of Paraná (Sesa-PR), reports 17 confirmed cases of dengue in 11 of the 25 municipalities of Comcam and 897 notifications.
The confirmations are in Barbosa Ferraz (2); Campo Mourao (3); Beltrão Engineer (2); Phoenix (1); Goioere (2); Louisiana (1); Sales Moreira (1); Peabiru (1); Buzzer (1); Good Earth (1); and Ubirata (2). The health recommendation is for the population to intensify preventive care to prevent the proliferation of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits dengue fever.
“Dengue only exists where there is garbage and standing water. The public authorities are doing their part, but the fight against the mosquito is more effective when the whole population “embraces” the cause,” said the head of the 11th regional health of Campo Mourão, Eurivelton Wagner Siqueira.
He warned that the Denv1 and Denv2 serotypes are already circulating in Paraná, maintaining the same trend observed in the previous epidemiological period. “It is essential, in this period of more frequent rains and rising temperatures, that the population collaborates in the elimination of potential breeding sites,” said Siqueira.
In some municipalities, despite the small number of confirmed cases, Health has found a considerable amount of larval foci. As is the case with Roncador. The latest Lira (Rapid Survey of Aedes aegypti Infestation) published indicates a high risk of an outbreak of the disease in the city.
According to data published by the Epidemiological Surveillance, the general rate of infestation by mosquito larvae reached 5.1%. The recommended by the Ministry of Health is less than 1%. Aedes is also a transmitter of Zika virus and Chicungunha fever. The city’s health secretary, Amadeu Elizio. He reported that endemic teams find most mosquito outbreaks in the backyards of homes.
In Paraná, according to Sesa, there are 21,066 suspected cases, with 1,110 confirmations. The data comes from the new seasonal period of the disease, which began on August 1 and is expected to continue until July 2022.
So far, 324 municipalities have registered dengue notifications, of which 153 have confirmed the disease, with 112 municipalities with autochthonous cases, that is, dengue was contracted in the municipality of residence. There are still 3,291 cases under investigation and no deaths recorded during this period.
Sesa also published this week the 1st entomological report of 2022, referring to the period from 03/01/2022 to 10/02/2022. The report presents the main breeding sites of Aedes aegypti in the state. The data come from the entomological survey carried out by the municipalities and communicated to Sesa. Breeding grounds such as garbage (plastic containers, bottles, cans); waste from construction sites and dumps, construction debris, are the main deposits that can be removed and represent 35.7% of the breeding sites identified.
The report also specifies that mobile depots such as vases and water flasks, crockery, drainers, refrigerated containers, drinking fountains in general, small ornamental fountains, materials in construction depots ( stored toilets, etc.), religious objects correspond to the 2nd group more relevant to the life cycle of mosquitoes.
Another important deposit which corresponds to 17% of breeding sites are places where water for human consumption is stored, such as cisterns and water tanks. With simple actions of removal, protection, cleaning and proper disposal of solid waste, it is possible to prevent the proliferation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.