Emergency Operations Center will monitor dengue cases in Mato Grosso

Emergency Operations Center will monitor dengue cases in Mato Grosso
Emergency Operations Center will monitor dengue cases in Mato Grosso
-

To expand and speed up the organization of surveillance strategies, given the increase in dengue cases in Brazil, the Ministry of Health installed, this Thursday (1st), an Emergency Operations Center – COE Dengue.

The announcement was made by Minister Nísia Trindade during the opening of the Tripartite Intermanagers Commission (CIT), in Brasília (DF), reinforcing that the action will be coordinated with states and municipalities.

The measure allows for a thorough, yet agile, analysis of data and information to support decision-making and definition of appropriate and timely actions to deal with cases.

“The message is one of national mobilization, of joining forces with states and municipalities. For a Brazil united against dengue. Since November, we have been taking a series of actions to monitor the progress of the disease. We have the SUS, with all its capillarity, the Community Health Agents and Agents to Combat Endemic Diseases. It’s a government movement, but we also need society’s support”stressed the minister.

The speech by the Minister of Health reiterates the coordination, by the department, of a series of preparatory activities for the 2024 seasonality. Since last year, the federal government has been constantly monitoring and alerting regarding the situation of arboviruses in Brazil, calling society, joining efforts and working to raise awareness of prevention measures throughout the national territory.

In 2024, to date, Brazil has recorded 243,721 probable cases of dengue, with 52,069 cases in epidemiological week 1 (31/12 to 6/1), 63,995 in week 2 (7 to 13/1), 79,872 probable cases of dengue in week 3 (14 to 20/1) and 47,785 cases in epidemiological week 4 (21 to 27/4).

The data comes from the Ministry of Health’s arbovirus case update panel.

In Mato Grosso, this year, 1,810 probable cases of dengue were recorded.

With the activation of the COE, the Ministry of Health will expand monitoring of the situation, with an emphasis on dengue, to guide the execution of actions aimed at epidemiological, laboratory, care and vector control surveillance.

Action planning and coordinated response will be carried out jointly with states and municipalities and in an interministerial manner.


The article is in Portuguese

Tags: Emergency Operations Center monitor dengue cases Mato Grosso

-

-

NEXT Natural gas supply will increase by 43% in the southern region of Santa Catarina