Pomerode City Hall, through the Health Department, informs that it has received six new positive reports of dengue fever. All patients recorded mild symptoms of the disease. Its about:
Case nº 4 – 6 years old, mild symptoms of the disease, Center
Case No. 5 – 14 years old, mild symptoms of the disease, Ribeirão Areia
Case nº 6 – 42 years old, mild symptoms of the disease, Ribeirão Areia
Case nº 7 – 15 years old, mild symptoms of the disease, Ribeirão Areia
Case nº 8 – 62 years old, mild symptoms of the disease, High Testo
Case nº 9 – 35 years old, mild symptoms of the disease, Ribeirão Areia
Case number five brings a new warning: the virus is already circulating in the city. All other patients were in other municipalities and were infected there. The 14-year-old girl, on the other hand, had no record of leaving Pomerode in the last few days. It is considered the first autochthonous case this year.
With the new reports, the municipality now records nine positive cases of dengue in 2024. Pomerode has already detected 14 outbreaks of dengue since the beginning of the year: nine in the Center, one in Ribeirão Clara, one in Rega and three in Testo Central. Nine cases remain under investigation and 21 have been discarded.
About the disease and its transmission:
Aedes Aegypti is the insect responsible for transmitting diseases such as Dengue, Zika Virus and Chikungunya. The mosquito lays its eggs on smooth walls with still water, preferably in dark places without much movement. Examples of this are rain gutters, cisterns, tires, trash and debris can serve as breeding grounds for the animal.
Transmission occurs through bites and the first symptoms of the disease may appear 3 to 15 days after the bite.
The infected person begins to feel fever and pain in the body, especially in the joints. Red spots may also appear on the body, itching, vomiting and, in some cases, bleeding, most commonly in the gums. If any of these symptoms appear, look for the nearest Health Unit.
It is important to remember that the entire population can help daily in the fight against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. See how:
-Check that the water tank is well covered;
-Leave trash bins well covered;
-Put sand in the plant dishes;
-Collect and package yard waste;
-Clean the gutters;
-Cover swimming pools;
-Cover drains and lower toilet lids;
-Clean the external tray of the refrigerator;
-Clean and store pet containers;
-Clean the air conditioning water collection tray;
-Cover the cistern well;
-Cover all water reservoirs well;