Piauí presents a 745% increase in dengue fever cases in 2022 – Piauí

Second data from the epidemiological bulletin of dengue fever in Piauíreleased this Wednesday (18) by the State Health Department (Sesapi), there has been a 745.6% increase in dengue cases in 2022. The data are from the 19th epidemiological week. According to the bulletin, there was also a 5,112.9% increase in chikungunya cases in Piauí

This year, 187 municipalities recorded 9,242 probable cases of dengue, while in the same period of 2021, 1093 notifications were made by 75 municipalities. The bulletin also shows that the system has confirmed three deaths in the state, all in the municipality of Teresina.

Five municipalities recorded a higher incidence of dengue during this 19th epidemiological week: Novo Santo Antônio; Antonio Almeida; Piaui ducks; Simplicio Mendes and Piauí Reservoir.


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Regarding chikungunya cases, the bulletin presents the municipalities of Simplício Mendes; Alagoinha do Piauí; Saint Julien; Monsignor Hippolyte; Alegrete do Piauí; Jaicos; Campo Grande do Piauí and Patos do Piauí with a higher incidence. Piauí has ​​not recorded any deaths from chikungunya since 2018.

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The Secretary of State for Health, Neris Júnior, points out that the increase in cases has been monitored and that the technical teams of the secretariat provide full support to the municipalities. “This pattern of increase in cases compared to the same period last year repeated itself every week, detecting this increase, our team worked with the municipalities, provided technical support, reinforced the necessary measures and sent the service smoke to the fight against dengue fever and chikungunya in our state,” the secretary noted.

Ocimar Alencar, supervisor of entomology at Sesapi, points out that in addition to the measures taken by municipal and state officials, the participation of the population is essential to reduce cases.

“The literature and our surveys show that 80% of mosquito breeding sites are present in the domestic environment, so it is essential that the population helps the government by cleaning their homes and preventing the emergence of new environments conducive to the development of mosquitoes. “, underlined the supervisor.

Always looking for other ways to extend support to the municipalities of Piauí in the fight against dengue and chikungunya and in the reduction of cases in Piauí, the teams of the Center for Strategic Information on Health Surveillance ( Cievs) held meetings and trainings with municipalities aimed at adjusting the issue of data recording and better adaptation measures in each region.

“Our team is already visiting municipalities and talking to their representatives and those of neighboring municipalities. This week it is planned to work with Piripiri, Campo Maior and Parnaíba, maintaining this direct contact and thus defining the best strategies for the epidemiological profile of each region, said Amélia Costa, coordinator of Cievs and the epidemiological sector of Sesapi .

Sesapi has also sent the municipalities a technical note on the points that each municipality must adopt to request the smoke bomb. “We have assessed the epidemiological profile of this municipality to verify the need to use or not to smoke in this place. This measure helps us to verify the progress of the confrontation throughout the state, in addition to guaranteeing the correct use of the chemical used to eliminate mosquitoes,” explained Ocimar Alencar.

So far, the state has already sent a car smoke to support 40 municipalities across the state.

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Source: With information from Sesapi

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