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According to the latest update of the epidemiological bulletin of Dive/SC (Diretoria de Vigilância Epidemiológica), at least 119 towns are infested by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in Santa Catarina. The mosquito is capable of transmitting dengue, zika, and chikungunya, and is more concentrated in the western and coastal regions of the state.

In the published document, data was collected between January 2 and March 5, identifying 15,159 outbreaks of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in 190 municipalities in the state. Compared to the same period in 2021, when 19,246 outbreaks were identified in 185 municipalities, there was a 21.2% decrease in the number detected.

Regarding the infested cities, there are 119 municipalities, colored in dark red on the map, which represents an increase of 10.2% compared to the same period in 2021, which recorded 108 municipalities in this state. The definition of the infestation is carried out according to the spread and maintenance of the foci.

Check the ages infested by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in SC:
Abelard Luz;
Fresh water;
Cold waters;
Anchieta;
Araranguá;
Araquari;
Camboriú public baths;
Barra do Sul public baths;
Thermal baths of Picarras;
Girl Scout;
Nice bar;
Belmonte;
Biguacu;
Blumenau;
firecrackers;
Good Jesus;
Good Jesus of the West;
Sudden;
Caibi;
Camboriu;
before the field;
new fields;
catanduves;
South Caxambu;
Chapeco;
Concord;
High mountain range;
Colonel Freitas;
Colonel Martin;
Cunha Pora;
Cunhatai;
Rest;
Dionisio Cerqueira;
Between Rivers;
Faxinal dos Guedes;
southern Taiwan;
Florianopolis;
Galvao;
Garuva;
Gaspar;
Guaraciaba;
Guaramirim;
Southern Guaruja;
Guatambu;
Small island;
Imbituba;
Indian;
Iporã do Oeste;
Ipuacu;
Iraceminha;
irati;
Irineopolis;
This is ;
Itajai;
Itapema;
Itapiranga;
Jaborah;
southern jaragua;
Jardinopolis;
Joacaba;
Join the city;
Jupia;
Large slab;
Great;
Tide;
Model;
Mondai;
browsers;
New Erechim;
Nova Itaberaba;
New horizon;
green gold;
hut;
palm sole;
hearts of palm;
Paradise;
Torres Pass;
Mayan steps;
Penha;
Pinhalzinho;
Plateau Alegre;
Porto Belo;
Porto Uniao;
Princess;
Quilombo;
south river;
Richness;
Romelandia;
to jump;
Jump Bike;
Saint Helena;
Santa Terezinha do Progresso;
South Santiago;
Sao Bento do Sul;
St. Bernardine;
San Carlos;
Santo Domingo;
San Francisco do Sul;
Saint Jean Baptist;
Saint John of the West;
Saint Joseph;
Sao Jose do Cedro;
São Lourenco do Oeste;
Sao Miguel da Boa Vista;
Sao Miguel do Oeste;
Desire;
Harvest;
High Sierra;
Dark;
Southern Brazil;
small tigers;
Tijucas;
Tunapolis;
Western Union;
Vargeao;
Xanxere;
Xavantin;
tree fern
Dengue fever

Since January 2, 3,231 dengue fever cases have been reported in Santa Catarina. Of these, 518 were confirmed, nine were considered inconclusive, 1,276 were negative and 1,428 are still under investigation by municipalities.

Of the total number of confirmed cases to date, 414 are indigenous (with in-state transmission), 38 cases are imported, 62 cases are under investigation, and four are undetermined.

At least four towns in Santa Catarina are at epidemic level. The municipality of Belmonte has the highest number of autochthonous cases, with 110 registrations, which represents 26.6% of the total cases in 2022, and the incidence rate is 4,056 cases per 100,000/inhabitant.

Besides Belmonte, Seara is also experiencing a dengue epidemic, with 79 autochthonous cases and an incidence rate of 448.6 cases per 100,000/capita. Subsequently, Romelândia appears with 48 cases and an incidence rate of 1,047.1. Finally, the municipality of Itá appears with 19 cases and an incidence rate of 311.9 cases per 100,000/inhabitant.

The epidemic occurs by the ratio between the number of confirmed cases and the number of inhabitants. The WHO (World Health Organization) defines the level of epidemic transmission when the rate is greater than 300 cases of dengue fever per 100,000 inhabitants.

Santa Catarina has already recorded one death from dengue fever. A 40-year-old man from Criciúma was infected in São Paulo and died on Santa Catarina soil in January 2022.

Chikungunya

Among the analyzes carried out from January 2 to March 5, 2022, 68 cases of chikungunya were reported in Santa Catarina. Of these, 34 were rejected and 34 are still under investigation.

Compared to the same period in 2021, when 117 chikungunya cases were reported, there was a 42% reduction in case reporting in 2022, with 68 cases reported. During the same period of 2021, 12 cases have been confirmed.

Zika virus

Between January 2 and March 5, 2022, 28 cases of Zika virus were reported in Santa Catarina. Of these, 19 were rejected and nine remain suspect.

Compared to the same period in 2021, when 19 cases were reported, there was a 47% increase in the number of notifications in 2022, with 28 cases recorded.

Guidelines for preventing the proliferation of Aedes aegypti

– Avoid using dishes in potted plants. If you use them, add sand to the edge;
– Store the bottles with the neck down;
– Keep garbage cans covered;
– Leave the water tanks always sealed, without any opening, in particular the water tanks;
– Plants such as bromeliads should be avoided because they accumulate water;
– Treat the pool water with chlorine and clean it once a week;
– Keep the drains closed and not clogged;
– Wash pet food and water pots with a brush at least once a week;
– Remove the water accumulated in the slabs;
– Rinse at least once a week in rarely used bathrooms;
– Keep the toilet lid closed;
– Avoid the accumulation of rubble, as it can become a home for the dengue mosquito;
– Report the existence of possible outbreaks of Aedes aegypti to the Municipal Department of Health;
– If you have symptoms of dengue fever, chikungunya or zika virus, seek medical care.

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