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Battalion receives training to Fight Dengue in Tocantins

The military is being trained with theoretical guidance on the identification of outbreaks, larvae, and mosquito breeding

 
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Technicians from the Ministry of Health of Tocantins are training, about 30 army men to combat dengue. Training takes place in the 22 Infantry Battalion, in Palmer this week. The men will receive theoretical guidelines on the identification of outbreaks, larvae, and breeding of the mosquito that transmits the disease. The second part of the training includes field work, where soldiers apply in practice what they learned in the classroom.

This training is being given to the soldiers that will act later this month in Araguaina, and joint effort of Sesau and Army combat and control dengue and public education.

After Araguaina four more cities in the state will receive shares in partnership with the Army. They are: Palmas, Gurupi and Paradise. Together, the four cities account for 60% of reported dengue cases in Tocantins.

Tocantins reported a 29% reduction in cases of dengue, over the same period last year. In 2010, until February 21, 3682 were recorded. In the same period this year were registered 2,617 suspected dengue cases.

Tocantins in the two deaths are being investigated for suspected dengue. A case of Palmas and one in Paradise. There are 31 cases of severe dengue in three research and confirmed in the state.

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Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Dengue    Aedes aegypti    Tocantins    Army   
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