By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Health officials in Brazil have reported 34,456 dengue fever cases through May 23 in the Federal District, an increase of 44 percent compared to 2019 at this time (23,890).
The dengue related deaths are at 25, a decrease compared to last year.
The undersecretary of Health Surveillance, Eduardo Hage, warns that it is necessary to remember that Dengue can kill and the person can catch more than once, as there are four types of viruses. “Dengue remains a serious and serious disease, so the most important thing is for the population to prevent it, avoiding, for example, throwing plastic containers, debris outdoors or leaving plant pots with standing water, clogged roof gutters, water tanks. discovered water that accumulates water and favors the proliferation of mosquitoes, ”he said.
To combat the problem, the Federal District works with routine actions, every day and in all Administrative Regions, and with focal actions with the Sanear Dengue program. The routine visitation takes place daily in houses, shops and public buildings with focus treatment and orientation of the population by the teams of the Environmental Surveillance nuclei of their cities.
In Sanear Dengue, on the other hand, a task force is carried out that goes through the places with the highest record of the disease. The area will, in loco, identify the possible outbreaks and make the appropriate treatment of potential breeding sites.
Sanear Dengue also collects waste, garbage, car bodies, application of mobile and intercostal heavy UBV (smoked), placing traps to catch mosquitoes and treating reservoirs with larvae. In addition to the GDF bodies such as the Urban Cleaning Service (SLU), the Fire Department and the Regional Administration, the Department of Health has the support of Army military personnel.
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