Disclosure / PMCG
Care against the mosquito that transmits dengue fever, among other diseases, must be maintained
Campo Grande continues with stable numbers of dengue fever cases, with a downward bias, according to data released for the month of February. According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Technical Management of Endemic Diseases of the Municipal Health Department (Sesau), the period ended with 123 reported cases, a decrease of 80% compared to the same month last year – 669 cases and less than half of January of this year. year. Moreover, during the whole of last year, in no month was there such a low number of notifications.
The good result is however not a reason to relax the care concerning the proliferation of the disease, especially during the rainy season, which favors the multiplication of Aedes aegypti. This is understood by the municipal secretary of Health, José Mauro Filho. “The care must be daily. Citizens have a fundamental role in the fight against mosquitoes. In addition to the actions developed by the government, it is essential that everyone does their part. We ask the population to collaborate by inspecting their homes when possible, in order to identify the environments conducive to the proliferation or reproduction of the mosquito,” he underlines.
Even in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, actions to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito have not been paralyzed in the municipality of Campo Grande. In addition to routine work, where there are home visits by agents of endemic diseases, neighborhoods with the highest incidence of notifications receive daily ultra-low volume (ULV) insecticide spraying, popularly known as “Fumacê”.
Among the actions to fight dengue fever developed and carried out in the Commune is the Wolbachia project, which is completing the third phase of releasing mosquitoes carrying the bacteria. The start of the fourth phase is scheduled for this month of March.
The places chosen for the storage of water and the containers used as drinking troughs for domestic animals must be cleaned with a brush and soap; containers for water storage must be closed with the original lids or with a small weft screen or closed weft fabrics, in order to prevent the access of mosquitoes; the water tanks must undergo regular cleaning and be tightly closed.