With scarcity of dengue testing, serious conditions have become a priority in MS

High dengue indicators have resulted in the paucity of dengue testing in Mato Grosso do Sul. According to the SES (State Department of Health), although they are standardized, there are only around 5,000 molecular biology tests – provided by the Ministry of Health – no state.

Thus, the dossier specifies that the tests are prioritized for severe cases of the disease, hospitalized patients, pregnant women and patients with comorbidity.

In a note, the Ministry of Health informs that a new shipment of supplies should be delivered by June and that Fiocruz molecular tests are delivered directly to Lacens (Central Laboratories) to strengthen the monitoring of the disease in all the countries. .parents.

Mato Grosso do Sul already accumulates 11,620 probable cases of dengue fever and ranks 10th in the incidence ranking of cases by the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) which lists the 27 federative units of the country, according to the latest epidemiological bulletin published by SES.

Based on the latest epidemiological bulletin published by the secretariat, on the 13th, the municipality of São Gabriel do Oeste ranks first in terms of MS, with 1,646 probable cases, which translates into an incidence rate of 6 046.8 per 100,000 population at the date of publication.

Angélica ranks second, with an incidence of 2,634.5 per 100,000, considering 288 probable cases. Ribas do Rio Pardo comes third, with an incidence of 2,038.8 per 100,000, considering 509 cases investigated – in all, there are 29 municipalities with a rate considered high. Campo Grande is 50th in the state’s incidence ranking, with 98.8 probable cases per 100,000, a rate considered low.

According to the bulletin, the most probable cases are people between 20 and 29 years old, with 19.41% of cases, adults between 30 and 39 years old with 17.99% of cases and adolescents and young people between 10 and 19 years old. , with 17.55% notifications.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases, Campo Grande already has 619, Chapadão do Sul has 441 and Amambai, 273. The cities of Três Lagoas and Golden record 265. As for the number of deaths, the month of May recorded 1 dengue fever death in Campo Grande of a 69-year-old woman, who suffered from heart disease. Click on HERE to view the full newsletter.

suspected case of dengue fever

Dengue has certain symptoms or warning signs that may appear after a fever. To verify:

  • Severe and continuous abdominal pain or pain on palpation of the abdomen;
  • Persistent vomiting;
  • Fluid accumulation (ascites, pleural effusion, pericardium);
  • Bleeding from the mucous membranes;
  • Lethargy or irritability;
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden drop in blood pressure when
    getting up from a lying or sitting position, especially when
    abrupt way);
  • Hepatomegaly greater than 2 cm;
  • Gradual increase in hematocrit.

People who have traveled in the last 14 days to a place of dengue transmission and who have had a fever between 2 and 7 days with at least 2 danger signs should also be aware. Check the alarm symptoms:

  • Nausea Vomiting;
  • Rash (red spots on the body);
  • Myalgia (muscle pain), arthralgia (joint pain);
  • Headache (headache), retro-orbital pain (eye pain);
  • Petechiae or positive attachment test;
  • Leukopenia (this is when the number of white blood cells, which are the cells of
    blood defense is weak; is verified by examination
    blood formula).

preventative measures

To prevent dengue fever and stop the transmission of mosquito Aedes aegypti, it is necessary to avoid standing water and take certain measures to combat it, such as:

  • Keep tubs, crates and water barrels tightly capped;
  • Wash tanks used for weekly cleaning with soap and water.
    Store water;
  • Keep water tanks tightly closed;
  • Remove branches and leaves from gutters;
  • Do not allow water to accumulate on the slab;
  • Fill small vases to the brim with sand or wash them once a
    the week;
  • Change the water in pots and aquatic plants once a week;
  • Place garbage in plastic bags in closed bins;
  • Close garbage bags tightly and keep them out of reach of animals;
  • Keep glass bottles and cans upside down;
  • Pack the tires in covered places;
  • Always maintain pools;
  • Cover the drains;
  • Put sand on broken glass or cement walls;
  • Do not leave accumulated water on dry leaves and bottle caps;
  • Outhouses must be covered and checked
    weekly;
  • Always clean the air conditioning tray;
  • Tarps for covering building materials should always be well
    stretched so as not to accumulate water;
  • Pick up plastic bags and garbage in the yard.

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