Caxias records 203 dengue outbreaks during the year

The Environmental Health Surveillance of Caxias do Sul, warns that the municipality reached 203 outbreaks of the mosquito that transmits dengue fever in 2022, 97% of the total number of outbreaks reached the previous year, which were 209.

With the excessive growth of outbreaks since the beginning of the year, Surveillance continues to carry out awareness-raising actions in the five neighborhoods with the highest number of outbreaks. In the Nossa Senhora district of Lourdes, the action will take place this Friday. “We are asking the population to change their behavior by adopting preventive measures at home: keeping windows out of the rain, disposing of tires correctly, covering water tanks. These are simple attitudes that make a big difference against mosquitoes,” warns Sandra Tonet, technical director of Environmental Health Surveillance.

In the third month of the year alone, Caxias records nearly 50 outbreaks in a single neighborhood. For this reason, the Environmental Surveillance asks the population to watch out for any place where stagnant water can accumulate and to report to Alô Caxias (156) any suspicion of a place with Aedes aegypti, the mosquito which transmits dengue fever, zika and chikungunya and fever. Yellow.

Meanwhile, endemic disease control officers carry out periodic surveillance at 225 strategic points, such as garbage dumps, car depots, florists and cemeteries. These are places where there is a high probability of mosquito breeding sites, in addition to the inspections and advice carried out in the houses of the community.

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