The Municipal Department of Health, through the Control of Endemic Diseases, released this Friday 4, the updated report on dengue fever in Arapongas. Positive cases of the disease have risen to 12. Notifications are at 278; 40 under investigation and 226 negative. In the last newsletter; from February 16 to 22, there were: 259 notifications; 07 confirmed cases of dengue fever; 53 under investigation and 199 negative.
The coordinator of the fight against endemic diseases, Valdecir Pardini, alerts those who are the subject of appropriate care. “Most of the cases are in the Conjunto Flamingos area. Cases have increased dramatically. Recommended that the population does not leave standing water and eliminate these deposits. The use of repellent is also important. During the passage of our teams with coastal ULV spreading, it is important that local residents open doors and windows”, he specifies. Pardini also adds that the period of intermittent rains also contributes to the emergence of dengue mosquito epidemics. Additionally, many people use precipitation to store water; leaving the containers unprotected. “The main thing is not to leave standing water. Everyone doing their part contributes to the fight against Aedes aegypt.
The weekly dengue bulletin published by the state Department of Health records 22,682 suspected cases, with 1,407 confirmations. There are 297 more cases than the previous report. The data comes from the 27th epidemiological report, from the new seasonal period of the disease, which began on August 1 and is expected to continue until July 2022.
So far, 331 municipalities have registered dengue notifications, of which 165 have confirmed the disease, and 125 municipalities have registered autochthony, that is, dengue was contracted in the municipality of residence. There are still 3,423 cases under investigation and no deaths recorded during this period.
It is important to note that in 79% of confirmed cases, the probable site of infection was the patient’s own municipality of residence, demonstrating the importance of residents’ collaboration in eliminating breeding sites in their homes.