Semusa awaits opinion on the death of children from dengue in Anápolis and a specialist warns

The Municipal Health Service of Anápolis (Semusa) is awaiting a technical opinion from the Death Verification Service (SVO) on the deaths of three children suspected of dengue fever in the city.

To the Portal 6this Monday (07), Semusa confirmed the information and revealed that the samples taken have been sent to a state committee, which is awaiting the national reference to confirm the diagnosis.

According to infectious disease specialist Marcelo Daher, there are concerns about the impressive increase in dengue fever cases in Goiás in 2022.

“We should see an even bigger increase now in the months of March and April, when we have the peak of the disease, as the volume of rain decreases and the heat tends to increase,” he told the newspaper. . Portal 6.

Marcelo Daher is an infectious disease specialist in Anápolis. (Picture: Publicity)

According to the specialist, normally, dengue fever is more severe precisely in immunosuppressed people and in extremes of age, such as children and the elderly.

How to treat?

In case of symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, malaise and nausea, it is recommended to seek a nearby health unit to make a clinical evaluation and receive the diagnosis.

“Medication is usually what we call support. Under no circumstances should you use acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and avoid anti-inflammatories in general,” warned Marcelo Daher.

“The warning signs of dengue fever are fainting, intense weakness, intense vomiting, severe abdominal pain and bleeding from the gums. In such cases, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Prevention

Much has been said in recent years about prevention against Covid-19, but it is important not to leave out basic dengue fever care.

In addition to cleaning places with debris, garbage and standing water, the orientation is to be attentive to the maintenance of backyards and gutters to avoid the proliferation of Aedes aegypti and the increase of contamination.

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