Public Health
25.03.2013

Advancement of dengue type 4 virus alert health surveillance Federal District

The concern, according to authorities, is in relation to the increased incidence of the virus in regions near

The government of the Federal District (DF) increased actions to combat dengue and strengthened the warning to the public about the need to eliminate breeding sites of the mosquito Aedes aegypti. The concern, according to authorities, is in relation to the increased incidence of type 4 virus, the recent movement in the country, in nearby regions.

There is an epidemic of dengue in municipalities of Goiás. According to the state board of health of Goiás in Goiânia only been 36,045 confirmed cases of dengue this year, of which 71% correspond to type 4.

The Secretary of Health Survey of the Federal District, Marília Cunha explains that this type of virus can cause more serious complications. It is a virus that causes complications more aggressive, with higher chances of the patient having hemorrhagic fever, which can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated properly explained.

She emphasized that the government is focusing on the removal of rubbish, mainly in the administrative regions of Ceilândia, Wansbeck, Sobradinho 2 and San Sebastian, with the largest numbers of cases in 2013.

Joint efforts are being made every day in these regions and strengthened the actions of public awareness. Only in Wansbeck last week, were removed 15 thousand cubic meters of trash from inside the houses, volume enough to fill 12 garbage trucks, said.

According to Cunha Marília, this is an extremely serious situation. She noted that about 80% of outbreaks of the mosquito Aedes aegypti are inside houses. Therefore it is essential that people get involved in this fight and separate ten minutes of your day to eliminate these outbreaks, he said.

The Secretary of Health Surveillance recalled that the Federal District were made available kits for rapid diagnosis of the disease in all units of the network.

This is good news, because in 20 minutes you can know the result and, if the disease is confirmed, the patient leaves the unit [health] for treatment. It can be under observation and do additional tests to check the organs, preventing complications, "he said.

In the state of Goiás, an increase of 682.91% in dengue cases up to March 16, compared to the same period last year. Until the 11th week of 2012 were 9652 confirmed cases. In 2013, also in the 11 first weeks, totaling 75,567 cases.

In the Federal District, there were 957 confirmations of the disease of January 1 to March 20. The number is 75% higher than the same period of 2012.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL