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Manaus leads statistics of dengue cases in the Amazon in 2013

Of the total of 726 cases in state capital recorded 515 since January, followed by Tabatinga with 125 people with the disease

 
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Fighting dengue in Amzonas. Rainy season favors the appearance of foci of Aedes aegypti
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Fighting dengue in Amzonas. Rainy season favors the appearance of foci of Aedes aegypti

With 515 reported dengue cases since January, Manaus is the city with the highest number of people with the disease in the state of Amazonas this year. Then comes Tabatinga, with 125, and Humaiatá with 23. The survey was conducted by the Foundation for Health Surveillance and Health (FVS). In every state are 726 cases.

Teams are monitoring the FVS 11 counties with confirmed cases and those who have not had the population infected. The rainy season in the Amazon favors the appearance of foci of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits the disease.

According to the CEO of the foundation, Bernadino Claúdio of Albuquerque, although a period of increased cases of dengue, the situation is under control. To combat dengue, he said, the state has a thousand health workers in Manaus and 1,200 within that guide people about how to prevent the proliferation of Aedes aegypti.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Dengue    Amazonas    Manaus    Tabatinga    Aedes aegypti    Humaitá    Health surveillance   
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