Jaraguá do Sul recorded a 45% increase in recorded outbreaks of Aedes aegypti compared to the same period last year. In the first 60 days of 2022, 257 mosquito outbreaks were reported. So far, there are no autochthonous cases (contracted in the municipality itself) of dengue fever in Jaraguá do Sul. However, there are 11 suspected cases of the disease.
Talita Sevegnani, head of epidemiological surveillance, explains that Aedes aegypti surveillance and control activities are carried out through traps and visits. Currently, 601 traps are monitored weekly. Visits are also made to 190 strategic points, such as tire shops, cemeteries and material recycling points. “During home visits – to check for possible mosquito outbreaks – endemic agents still encounter resistance from residents to open the doors of their homes,” Talita laments.
Certain neighborhoods have a higher incidence of mosquito outbreaks and are therefore considered infested. They are: Centro, Vila Baependi, Vila Nova, Nova Brasilia and Vila Lenzi. In addition to these, other neighborhoods follow the same path with heavy circulation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, such as the Ilha da Figueira neighborhood.
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