Anápolis (GO) calls on the population to fight Aedes aegypti

goiania – Due to the rainy season and the proliferation of Aedes aegyptiwhich, due to seasonality and the cycle, increases its incidence every two years, the Annapolis City Hall reinforces actions aimed at eliminating epidemics and call the people for this battle.

According to the endemic diseases directorate of the municipal health department, there was a significant increase in notifications in January, which rose from 443 to 740. Recall that the confirmed cases for February have not yet been published. “Even without confirmations, it is a warning. In about 90% of the places we visited, we found foci. The population must be aware of their role,” underlines the head of endemics, Patrícia Godói.

There are 170 agents of endemic diseases traveling throughout the city, with an intensification in places where the incidence of epidemics is highest. But to fight against the mosquito, you have to involve the whole population: from basic care, such as not leaving stagnant water, to supporting the work of the agents. “Without the involvement of the community, it is impossible to obtain a positive and decisive result against Aedes”, underlines the leader.

Patrícia maintains that the rainy season is conducive to the proliferation of Aedes aegypti which, in addition to dengue fever, is the vector of the zika virus and chikungunya. “Our work does not stop, but the fight against dengue fever and other diseases caused by the mosquito vector is a two-way street. Public support and awareness are essential.

dengue fever symptoms

Dengue infection can be asymptomatic (no symptoms), mild or severe. In the latter case, it can lead to death. Usually, the first manifestation of dengue is a high fever (39° to 40°C), of sudden onset, which generally lasts from two to seven days, accompanied by headaches, body and joint pains, in addition to ‘a prostration, a weakness. , pain behind the eyes, rash and itching. Weight loss, nausea and vomiting are common. In some cases, he also has red spots on his skin.

In the initial febrile phase of dengue, it can be difficult to tell the difference. The severe form of the disease includes intense and continuous abdominal pain, persistent vomiting and bleeding from the mucous membranes. When presenting with symptoms, it is important to seek a health service for proper diagnosis and treatment, which is completely free of charge through the Unified Health System (SUS).

combat measures

  • Do not leave standing water in the tires.
  • Do not allow water to accumulate on the slab.
  • Don’t let water sit in the gutters.
  • Leave the pots with plants always dry or cover them with sand.
  • Water tanks should be constantly cleaned and kept closed and well sealed.
  • Swimming pools must have chlorinated water treatment. Those not in use should always be kept dry.
  • Cylinders should be stored indoors and always upside down.
  • Do not throw garbage in vacant lots and always keep the trash can tightly closed.

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