Lajeado town hall organizes a campaign against dengue fever in the Bom Pastor district

Faced with the increase in the number of confirmed and suspected cases of dengue in the municipality, the city of Lajeado will make Sunday (6/3), the first Lajeado campaign against dengue this year. The meeting point of the participating teams will be in the neighborhood of Bom Pastor, one of the most affected at the moment, next to the EMEI which is under construction in the neighborhood.
– Our idea is to attract the attention of the people of the whole city through collective efforts. We will bring together several teams from the town hall to guide the community and also to collect garbage, eliminate outbreaks of the dengue transmitter, in addition to notifying abandoned land and buildings, in which there are possible breeding sites. . We cannot have mosquito breeding sites in the city. Only then can we win this new health battle. And like mosquitoes Aedes aegypti they are in people’s homes and that is where they breed, it is not enough for the Town Hall to act. Our role is to alert, and the community must do its part – said the municipal health secretary, Dr. Claudio André Klein.
Several activities are planned from 8am. In this working group, the action will be focused on the region with the highest number of positive and suspected cases. The next Sundays, other collective efforts will be carried out in other neighborhoods to alert the community to the importance of taking action.

Lajeado Dengue Task Force Activities
Location: Bairro Bom Pastor, next to the EMEI under construction, from 8:00 a.m.
– Endemic agents will approach residences near focal points to advise residents on what to do and to assist with patio and home inspections to identify mosquito breeding points
– Town hall trucks and backhoe loaders will help pick up garbage of all types throughout the neighborhood – Inspectors will assess the land to be mowed and cleaned to advise owners of the need for action – Leaflets on how to fight against the mosquito will be distributed in the neighborhood – Endemic control agents will warn the inhabitants of the most critical area on Monday of the precautions to be taken because, in these areas, a specific product will be applied, with the aim of killing infected females by the virus to interrupt dengue disease transmission. It is important to note that this product only affects adult mosquitoes, so it is essential to clean the floor and destroy the points of water accumulation so that the eggs and larvae already deposited do not develop. The application is judicious and is done only in homes that are within a radius of action defined by the Environmental Surveillance team, respecting national standards and guidelines for the control of diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The appearance of strong wind or rain can delay or prevent a planned action.

Confirmed and suspected cases
This Thursday (3/3), Lajeado has 6 confirmed cases of dengue (Bom Pastor, Olarias, Conventos and Moinhos d’Água neighborhoods), 1 negative case and 122 suspected cases (waiting for examination confirmation or pending ideal date for collecting exams).
Of the 27 neighborhoods of Lajeado, 17 already have suspected cases, and the most affected are Bom Pastor, Florestal, Conventos, Olarias and São Cristóvão.

Use of repellent
One way to avoid contamination is the continued use and reapplication of insect repellent. This keeps mosquitoes away, avoiding being bitten by a potentially infected mosquito, and at the same time preventing a mosquito from becoming infected by biting a sick person and transmitting the disease to others. It is estimated that a single infected mosquito can transmit dengue fever to 300 people.

Be aware of the main symptoms of dengue fever:
– High fever, over 38.5°C with sudden onset – Severe muscle pain – Pain when moving the eyes – Malaise – Lack of appetite – Headache – Red spots on the body
Warning: In case of identification of symptoms and suspicion of dengue fever, consult a doctor for a diagnosis.

How to protect yourself and avoid transmission:
– Keep toilet lids and little-used drains closed, such as those in service and recreation areas, which can accumulate water- If you travel, also close bathroom drains and the toilet lid- Keep the patio is always clean, properly disposing of what is not used- Properly dispose of unused containers, which can accumulate water, such as: pots, bottle caps, leaves, plastic bags, etc.- Cover barrels, water boxes and any type of container that can accumulate water- Make sure that the covers covering the pool or water tanks, for example, are tight so that there is no of water accumulation- Don’t let water pool in potted plants- Keep the refrigerator defrost pan clean and free of water- If for some reason you have tires in the yard, keep them dry and shelter them in a covered place, or throw them away properly if they are not needed – Thoroughly brush the edges of containers (water and food for animals, plant pots, tubs, water tanks) and always keep them clean – Treat the pool water with chlorine

For reports of mosquito outbreaks, contact Environmental Monitoring at (51) 3982-1216.

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