The municipality of Araruna reported another three cases of dengue fever this week, which are rising to 17. The situation leaves the Health and Epidemiological Surveillance sector on the lookout for the disease. All new confirmed cases, according to Supervision, are introduced. "After the confirmation we made the blocks and took all the necessary measures," said Araruna, the head of the Araruna Surveillance Epidemiological Surveillance, Tatiane Ferreti da Silva.
According to her, the fighting actions of the Municipality are carried out every day. Tatiane reported that out of the 17 confirmed cases, 6 were in the São Vicente area. "Care is the same as ever, the population should avoid standing water and if it is possible to prevent the use of repellents," he said.
The recent rapid survey of the Aedes aegypti (Lira) Infestation Index, released by Epidemiological Surveillance, shows that mosquito larvae infection decreased from 6.8% in April to 2.8% in May, 4%. The index acceptable to the World Health Organization (WHO) is 1%. Despite the fall, Tacian said the municipality is on the lookout for Aedes aegypti, also transmitting yellow fever, chicungunya and zika.
The reduction in infection was attributed to the prevention work developed by Vigilancia and the fact that the population cares for more than its yards. "The inhabitants are afraid of the dengue forest due to the epidemic situation of other neighboring municipalities," he said.
He said that even in this dry and cold period, many larval incidents are still in the homes. "This shows that the population has to work even harder to fight the mosquito," he said. Among the combat activities carried out by Epidemiological Surveillance, Tatian emphasized awareness campaigns, spot visits of endemic agents, planting flowers in hollow trees, among others.