The number of people positive for dengue fever, which this Friday reached 388, and the 988 notifications of the disease, over a period of 30 days, put the town of Dois Irmãos on high alert among the municipalities of Vale do Sinos. The latest epidemiological bulletin published by the City still has 327 other cases under analysis and indicates that at least three people are hospitalized in the city hospital due to symptoms of the disease, transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Health Secretary Júlia Lopes de Oliveira believes the city is experiencing a dengue epidemic. According to her, the first positive case was registered on February 16. “On the 17th, there were two people with dengue fever in the same family. On February 25, that number rose to eight. Within three weeks, the disease spread rapidly, spiraling out of control. Aedes Aegypti is the transmitter of dengue, chikungunya, Zika and urban yellow fever viruses.
The neighborhoods with the highest incidence of the disease are Primavera, Moinho Velho, Navegantes, Centro, Sete de Setembro, Vale Verde, Portal da Serra, São João and Floresta. “With the rapid and gradual increase, we have started the application of insecticide in the main points of the city and have further reinforced the actions of the “10 minutes against dengue” campaign, focusing on the orientation of the inhabitants and elimination of mosquito breeding sites, in addition to home control”.
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According to Júlia, the emergency of the hospital and the municipal health posts take care of those who arrive with symptoms of the disease. “Dois Irmãos is an organized city, without sources of garbage or rubble. What you can see is that people here have a habit of cultivating vegetable patches and gardens. The home of the mosquito is in cisterns, which have been widely used in recent times to capture rainwater due to drought. Larval foci are also found in bromeliads and in drains.
Weak, with fever and a lot of body pain, Suiane Swatowski, had to hospitalize her mother suffering from dengue fever at the Novo Hamburgo hospital last Thursday. A resident of the Navegantes neighborhood, she says that practically the whole neighborhood is infected with the disease.
“Things are going badly and as the days go by, it is going from bad to worse. The Municipality’s negligence with the people is absurd. My mom lost 10 pounds in a week. His companion, also suffering from the disease, can no longer get out of bed. The hospital is full and the doctors do not take care of the care. The city is dirty, the squares are abandoned, so there is no way for the larvae not to reproduce. I’m pretty scared. Someone has to act. »
The health secretary said people needed to cooperate, by manually removing standing water from the backyard, where the larvae are reared. “Mosquitoes love the indoor environment. You need to be vigilant inside, use repellent, and dispose of tires properly. The clinical recommendation is that if the person has a fever, drink plenty of water. Standing water spots can be reported by calling (51) 3564-8871.
In the region
In Estância Velha, a neighboring town, cases also continue to grow. The town hall has 196 suspected cases, 18 confirmed cases and 3 dismissed. The neighborhoods where there are more positives are Sol Nascente, with 6 and Rincão dos Ilhéus, with 3 cases. In this way, health surveillance teams continue to carry out home visits and inspections to eradicate outbreaks of the mosquito that transmits the disease. This week, 356 homes were inspected, resulting in the identification of 499 Aedes aegypti larvae.
Sapiranga records three confirmed cases of the disease, in addition to eight suspects. In Ivoti, there are six positives and 52 other suspects. Novo Hamburgo has 35 other confirmed suspects in the municipality and 54 other suspects awaiting confirmation by the Central State Laboratory (Lacen). São Leopoldo has a confirmed case of dengue fever.