The period between November and May marks the seasonality of arboviruses, due to the typical occurrence of high temperatures and rains that favor the reproduction of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito and, consequently, the increase in diseases such as dengue and chikungunya – informs the Public Health Secretariat of Rio Grande do Norte (Sesap).
Prevention measures include: observing places that can accumulate stagnant water, such as plant pots and plates, drinking fountain trays and refrigerator trays, drains, sinks and unused toilets, keeping backyards free of possible mosquito breeding sites, scrubbing with Clean the animals’ water containers or reservoirs, do not place garbage in vacant lots and always keep the water tanks covered.
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Sesap’s Epidemiological Surveillance Subcoordination and State Coordination of Arboviruses released the most recent epidemiological bulletin on arboviruses in RN. The bulletin covers the period between Epidemiological Week 1 and 44, ending on November 4, 2023.
According to the bulletin, 10,750 cases of dengue were reported in the state – 2,152 cases were confirmed, 6,994 considered probable, 3,756 discarded and one death confirmed. The incidence presented was 196.41 probable cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Regarding chikungunya, 3,382 cases of the disease were reported, of which 585 were confirmed, 2,274 cases were considered probable, 1,108 were ruled out and one death was confirmed. The incidence was 63.86 probable cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
As for Zika, 1,301 cases of the disease were reported, 165 confirmed, 830 considered probable, 471 discarded and no confirmed deaths. The incidence was 23.31 probable cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
According to the director of the Zoonosis Control Center, the Rapid Index Survey for Aedes aegypti (LIRAa) is scheduled to be carried out from November 20th to 24th. Field research, carried out by endemic disease agents, with the collection of larvae found in the neighborhoods of Mossoró is part of the survey. It is through statistics that we know the rate of arbovirus infestation in the city. The data is expected to be completed on the 28th of this month.
SOURCE/CREDITS: TCM NEWS