Cascavel – The climate of rapid rains, typical of summer, followed by more sun and heat, contributes – and a lot – to the proliferation of mosquitoes, including Aedes aegypti which transmits dengue fever. And the result of this increase is already reflected in the rate of mosquito infestation and, consequently, in the number of cases of the disease which is returning to worry the health authorities of Cascavel.
The index was released yesterday afternoon (16), and elevates the city to “high risk” of the disease, with an average infestation of 5.6%, well above the 1% recommended by the World Health Organization. In some neighborhoods, the rate is even higher, reaching 10.2% in the Lago Municipal area, covering New York and Pacaembu neighborhoods, among others.
In second place was the region of Bairro Santa Felicidade with 8.7%, the same index recorded in the region of FAG, Santa Cruz, Paulo Godoy. A total of 4,733 properties were inspected across the city and a total of 289 breeding sites were found. The survey of agents took place from Monday (14) to Wednesday (16).
The case report also released yesterday highlighted that Cascavel had recorded a 60% increase in cases in just one week, from 147 to 236 positive cases, in addition to 159 others which are under investigation pending the results. test results. To give you an idea, in the last epidemiological year, the city recorded a total of 132 cases, a number already exceeded. The first survey of 2022 had indicated an infestation rate of 1.5%, but in some places it has reached 3.7%.
Clair Wagner, head of the Environmental Health Surveillance Division, said that with the data on the neighborhood infestation index, the endemic sector will program specific actions, such as the one planned for last weekend in the regions of Aclimação and Coqueiral and did not occur due to rainy weather.
Also yesterday morning, endemic agents from the Municipal Health Department and professionals from the 10th Regional Health Department met to discuss mosquito control actions. “We are going to face a new endemic and this one is even worse because it can be avoided and it is not. We must draw the attention of the inhabitants, of the neighborhood leaders, so that they mobilize, take care of the houses, the blocks and the whole neighborhood so that the situation does not worsen,” said the secretary to the Health Miroslau Bailak.
The secretary recalled that dengue fever kills and that the symptoms can be quite strong, it is the so-called “bone breakage” disease. One of the main symptoms is very strong pain in the body, behind the eyes and red spots on the skin. Anyone with these types of symptoms should immediately see a healthcare professional for evaluation. “We need the population to take care, otherwise we will have many more cases,” warned Miroslau.
Clair Wagner, confirmed that the agents are working intensively, but in many houses they end up finding the property closed and in these cases they leave a notice for the residents to contact and schedule the visit, which may have place after 6 noon or even on weekends, but the measure has no effect.
According to the official, many houses harbor mosquito larvae in large numbers. “We need each inhabitant to do a weekly cleaning, checking from gutters to animal pots”, he reinforced, recalling that in addition to public health work, the joint action of the whole of society is necessary.
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Paraná records its first death
The weekly dengue bulletin issued Tuesday (15) by the State Department of Health confirmed the first death of the new seasonal period of the disease, which began on August 1 and is expected to continue through July 2022. Male patient, 58 years old, with comorbidity and residing in the municipality of Nova Esperança, covered by the 15th Regional Health of Maringá.
Data from the 29th epidemiological report shows 27,887 reported cases of the disease, including 2,811 confirmed cases, which is 10 percent of the total. There are still 4,970 under investigation (18%). Compared to the previous report, there was a 15% increase in notifications and a 64% increase in confirmed cases. Since February, 28 municipalities have continuously confirmed cases.
Among them: Ampère, Arapongas, Cafelândia, Cascavel, Catanduvas, Cianorte, Cornélio Procópio, Cruzeiro do Oeste, Dois Vizinhos, Esperança Nova, Francisco Beltrão, Iracema do Oeste, Japurá, Lobato, Londrina, Maringá, Marmeleiro, Marumbi, Matelândia, Medianeira , Nova Esperança, Nova Santa Rosa, Pérola, Pinhal de São Bento, Realeza, Salto do Lontra, São Jorge do Ivaí and Umuarama.
“Attention is focused on Covid-19, but we cannot forget the other diseases, especially when we talk about Dengue. Unfortunately, the first death from the disease has occurred and therefore we must redouble our care,” stressed the Secretary of State for Health, Beto Preto.