Dengue fever cases in February saw an 80% reduction compared to the same period last year, when 669 cases were reported, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Technical Management of Endemic Diseases of the Municipal Health Directorate ( Sesau).
Already this year, out, 123 confirmed throughout the month of February. Adding the first two months of 2022, there are 410 reported cases.
March, so far, has recorded only one case.
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Even with the good result, the Municipal Secretary of Health José Mauro Filho reinforces the importance of preventive measures, especially during the rainy season when an increase in the proliferation of Aedes aegypti is expected.
“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.