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Posted at 1:45 p.m. | May 17, 2022 | Writing

RN recorded more than 11,000 probable cases of dengue fever in 2022

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Sesap publishes data on dengue fever in RN

The Rio Grande do Norte recorded until May 7 11,427 probable cases of dengue fever. The overall case incidence is 323.93 cases/100,000 population. The figures come from the Epidemiological Bulletin of Arboviruses of the State Department of Health (Sesap). Compared to the Health Regions, the highest incidence was recorded in the 1st Region/Agreste (489.2/100,000 inhab.), followed by the 4th Region/Seridó (435.77/100,000 inhab.) and of the 7th Region/Metropolis (435.06/100 thousand inhabitants).

The growth of the disease in the state can be seen compared to 2021, when a total of 806 probable cases were recorded during the same period.

The number of cases of other arboviruses is increasing throughout Rio Grande do Norte. In 2022, 3,397 probable cases of chikungunya and 708 probable cases of zika were recorded.

After verifying the situation experienced in relation to arboviruses, Sesap developed a series of actions to mitigate the number of cases and reduce the damage caused. Thus, discussions have resumed in the Emergency Operational Committee, in which, in addition to Sesap, there are the State Public Ministry, the State Health Council and the Council of Municipal Health Secretaries of the RN.

According to the technician in charge of the national dengue control program, Silvia Dinara, “the work carried out with UBV cars is something that should be put as a last measure. Before that, we all need to be vigilant so that we can fight the mosquito in our backyards, homes, streets, and neighborhoods. We therefore invite everyone to do their part. In addition, we have published an emergency plan to control arboviruses and we encourage municipalities to prepare their action plans according to the state, so that all these actions are carried out in a timely manner and are successful. All this is thought out in a regionalized and decentralized way, so that the actions impact the territories”.

Sesap reinforces, in collaboration with the population, the necessary care to avoid the proliferation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits arboviruses, such as maintaining backyards free of possible mosquito breeding sites; scrub your pets’ bowls or water tanks with a loofah; do not deposit garbage in vacant lots; keep water tanks covered at all times and take care of any places where standing water can accumulate. In addition to care, it is important to receive a visit from the endemic agent and clarify any doubts.

Arboviruses show common signs and symptoms, such as fever, joint pain, red spots on the skin, itchy and red eyes in the case of chikungunya and zika.

The population can collaborate in the notification of possible mosquito epidemics or possible cases of dengue, zika or chikungunya via the NOTIFICA RN:

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