Task force against dengue fever collects 100 t of materials in the north of Londrina | Folha de Londrina newspaper

Londrina City Hall collected eight truckloads of rubble left on the sidewalks of houses in Jardins Belém and Itapoá, in northern Londrina, during the dengue fever task force, held on Saturday (14). Nearly 3 trucks were removed from a single residence. The capacity of each vehicle varies from 13 to 15 tons of rubble, which totals more than 100 tons of material collected.

Illustrative image of image Dengue Task force collects 100t of materials in northern Londrina

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About 50 municipal agents of endemics went from house to house to advise residents on the risks of leaving objects that could accumulate stagnant water and on the importance of cleaning the house and gardens to avoid the proliferation of epidemics. of Aedes aegypti. mosquito that transmits dengue fever. They also delivered plastic bags for the correct disposal of garbage, then employees of the CMTU (Société Municipale de Trafic et d’Urbanisme) collected the materials.

According to the director-president of the CMTU, Marcelo Cortez, the work in the two neighborhoods will continue in the coming days. “Services should continue until Wednesday or Thursday depending on the amount of material to be removed, but the population is collaborating, as they know that the vast majority of dengue fever outbreaks occur inside homes.”


According to the municipal health secretary, Felippe Machado, the idea of ​​the working group is precisely to intensify the work of eliminating the breeding grounds of Aedes aegypti, in the localities where the dengue infestation rates are the highest. students. How the northern area reached an index of 10.25% in the last rapid survey for Aedes aegypti infestation of 2022, was again chosen for the second dengue fever task force. “It is expected that by Wednesday we can complete this step, so that we can organize for the next working group, in another location,” Machado said.

The municipal health department’s endemic disease coordinator, Nino Ribas, stressed that it is not necessary to stop the water in the container for the mosquito to reproduce. It serves only as a deposit for the mosquito and during a subsequent rain it accumulates water, allowing the egg to hatch. “The purpose of the work is to guide the population on the proper disposal of containers, because the vector of dengue does not need stagnant water to spawn, but any container that can ensure the storage of it and follow the further proliferation,” he said.


According to Londrina’s 2nd LIRAa, this year 97% of dengue fever outbreaks and breeding sites are inside homes and backyards, such as in potted plants; water jugs for dogs; bathroom, kitchen and laundry drains and discarded items in the back yard. The recommendation of endemic agents is that the population take 15 minutes during the week to inspect places that may have water at home or in the apartment. Guidance is for breeding sites to be removed and disposed of in plastic bags for separate collection or for collection by the garbage truck; and that people do not wait for someone to come and fix the problem, but rather do their part: clean their house and garden.


People who check places with standing water, such as abandoned swimming pools, land, houses and buildings with irregular disposal of materials that accumulate standing water, should report it to Dial Dengue, on 0800 -400-1893. Besides dengue fever, Aedes aegypti is the vector of zika, chikungunya and yellow fever. (With information from N.Com)


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