Dengue epidemic: Araraquara passes 1,000 cases of the disease and makes a collective effort in the neighborhoods this Saturday | Sao Carlos and Araraquara

Araraquara(SP) sum already 1,067 cases of dengue fever this year, according to Friday (18) data from the Health Watch. The municipality is experiencing an outbreak of the disease and has already 3 deaths this month alone.

The increase is worrying, as it is already greater than the sum of the cases recorded in 2020 and 2021.

To contain the spread of the disease, dengue teams collective effort in the Adalberto Roxo and Selmi Dei neighborhoods this Saturday (19).

Araraquara passes 1,000 dengue fever cases and imposes dirty court fines

Araraquara passes 1,000 dengue fever cases and imposes dirty court fines

Endemic control officers will carry out inspections of closed properties and places where residents are not present during weekdays.

The smoke service in the Adalberto Roxo and Jardim Veneza neighborhoods is also scheduled for the same day.

The work of the teams consists of identifying and blocking the breeding grounds of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue fever and other diseases such as zika, chikungunya and yellow fever, as well as giving advice on forms of prevention .

Another 81 cases of the disease were recorded on Friday (18) and the city has 1,067 cases. (See below the graph with the evolution of the disease in recent years).

Dengue fever cases in Araraquara

Source: Municipal Health Service

The latest victim of the disease is a 77 year old man died Tuesday (15). He had multiple comorbidities and was admitted to a private hospital.

Dengue Care Center

People suspected of dengue should consult the Dengue Care Center, where the former Covid-19 field hospital (Hôpital Solidaire) was located.

The service operates daily, including weekends and public holidays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.. On site, the patient undergoes a medical consultation, tests and rehydration, if necessary.

Aedes aegypti is also a carrier of yellow fever. — Photo: Cabo Frio Town Hall

In addition to the dengue care center, health posts in the municipality also deal with suspected cases, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

When searching for the service, it is necessary to present RG, SUS Card and proof of address with postal code.

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