Mayor David Almeida follows an integrated action to fight against Aedes aegypti

Mayor David Almeida follows an integrated action to fight against Aedes aegypti

The Mayor of Manaus, David Almeida, accompanied, on the morning of this Wednesday 18/5, the integrated action carried out by the municipal services of Urban Cleaning (Semulsp), Health (Semsa) and Infrastructure (Seminf), in the fight against Aedes aegypti in several neighborhoods of the Amazonian capital. The objective is to reduce the risk of occurrence of cases of dengue, zika virus and chikungunya, by prioritizing neighborhoods with the highest infestation rate in the municipality.

“The intensification of the works of the town hall aims to make the actions of cleaning, infrastructure and health transversal, protecting the life of the population and offering the best service so that we can give a better living condition to the inhabitants. of Manaus. So we give faster answers. The Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits several diseases and awareness is needed so that we can give the right destination to the garbage. In fact, of all the collections that were made yesterday, 37% , according to information from Semsa, have been stored in the bins inside the house. We are doing this awareness work to be able to minimize and stop the transmission and spread of this virus,” Almeida stressed.

The first six priority neighborhoods are: Redenção, Alvorada, Compensa and Lírio do Vale, in the West zone; and Jorge Teixeira (3rd and 4th stages) and Zumbi dos Palmares, to the east.

According to the Municipal Secretary of Health, Djalma Coelho, the action was defined on the basis of the result of the 1st diagnosis of infestation by Aedes aegypti of 2022, carried out in April, which identified the neighborhoods of Manaus most at risk of mosquito-borne diseases. . .

“The latest diagnosis showed that Manaus, in general, presents a medium risk, with an infestation rate of 2.2%. However, some areas of the city have recorded a higher rate and that is why Semsa has prepared an action plan prioritizing the areas most at risk, in disease prevention and mosquito control work,” explains Djalma Coelho. .


Semulsp workers have been in the Redenção neighborhood, in the Center-West area for a week, with a great cleaning action with sweeping, weeding, pruning and removal of large objects, washing and other services. Environmental educators also toured the neighborhood to offer advice on the proper disposal of their waste.

“Manaus City Hall, through Semulsp, has been in Redenção for a week with our outreach teams. There are more than 60 people working door to door guiding and delivering a leaflet with information on cleaning up their grounds and streets. And, until necessary, we will be here with more than 400 men working intensively on the public cleaning of the Redenção neighborhood,” said Semulsp secretary Altervi Moreira.

The secretary underlined the importance of the collaboration of the population. “It is important that the population helps us by clearing their land so that these homes are definitively neutralized or exterminated. And also that it leaves a clean neighborhood, a healthy city, ”he said.


The intensification of the fight against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which will be carried out in partnership with the Fondation Veille Sanitaire (FVS/AM) and Semulsp, will begin in the district of Redenção, which has an Aedes building infestation rate of 3 .8%. , which has already recorded 17 declared cases of dengue this year, four of zika and two of chikungunya.

After the activity in the Redenção neighborhood, the action will begin to act in the Zumbi neighborhoods, which had an infestation rate of 9%, Jorge Teixeira with 4.6%, Alvorada with 4.4%, Lírio do Vale with 2% infestation and compensates with 3.4%. “The Ministry of Health considers an infestation rate above 4% as a high risk of diseases transmitted by Aedes. And the six neighborhoods were selected based on the assessment of this indicator, but also due to the occurrence of an increase in cases in recent months,” informed the head of the Semsa Dengue Center, Alciles Comape.


The city of Manaus recorded this year, between January and April, 867 declared cases of dengue fever, 56 cases of zika virus and 45 of chikungunya. During the same period last year, 2,906 cases of dengue fever, 58 cases of zika and 54 cases of chikungunya were reported.

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Text – Thiago Fernando / Semcom and Eurivânia Galúcio / Semsa

Pictures – Dhyeizo Lemos / Semcom

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