80% of dengue mosquito breeding sites are in inhabited homes

Surveillance makes dengue trawl in Araraquara (Photo: Araraquara City Hall)

Dengue mosquito breeding sites are more present in inhabited houses. According to Araraquara Epidemiological Surveillance, 80% (4 out of 5) of Aedes aegypti larval breeding sites are in homes with residents and only 20% are in closed or abandoned homes.

For this reason, Health Surveillance asks the population to avoid accumulating water in containers which can become breeding grounds for dengue mosquito larvae which transmit, in addition to dengue, the zika virus and chikungunya.

Dengue baddies can be found in the smallest objects, such as plant pots, clogged gutters, tires, bottles and lids, but also in water tanks, gallons and waste materials. Aedes aegypti lays its eggs on the walls of breeding sites with clean, calm water.

In the 28 days of February alone, dengue teams collected 21 tons of useless materials in the houses visited. These are objects and other waste which were not used by the resident and which have been removed with the authorization of the owner of the house.

“During the entire period of the pandemic, we have not stopped working to fight dengue fever. The agents continued to act. , with heat and rain. We hope people will start looking back to their backyards, outbreaks that may be inside their own homes, so that we can eliminate these residential outbreaks. houses, as difficult as people may find it, due to the ability of the mosquito to breed in different places,” says Health Secretary Eliana Honain.

According to Eliana, the town hall will intensify the trawlers to fight dengue fever and will also spray a larvicide, recognized by Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) and by Sucen (Superintendence for the Control of Endemic Diseases), at strategic points with greater disease transmission .disease.

In addition to taking charge of their homes, the Directorate of Health and Epidemiological Surveillance also asks residents to allow the entry of health workers for inspection and orientation work.

Araraquara recorded 562 cases of dengue in the first three months of 2022. The information comes from epidemiological surveillance and was published Thursday (10) by the town hall.

On average, epidemiological surveillance agents and community health agents (from the family health program) visit 30,000 households per month. In half of them (15,000), agents are able to carry out the visit. In the other half, the work is not completed for lack of authorization to enter. Crews even work extended hours (night shifts) and Saturday shifts.

If the person visited still has questions, they can call to verify the names of the Health Surveillance agents via the telephone numbers 3303-3123 and 3303-3124 (Vector control management) and 0800 774 0440 (Vector control ombudsman). Health Surveillance) or then contact the neighborhood health post (in the case of community health workers).

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