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According to coordinator, increased rainfall for four months now favors the proliferation of breeding sites for Aedes aegypti

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The heavy rain of recent months in certain regions of the country was one of the factors that contributed to the growth of dengue cases in some states in early 2010. From December 2009 to January this year, the incidence has risen more than expected for this time of year in Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias, Rondonia and Acre.

The coordinator of the Center for Strategic Information in Health Monitoring of Mato Grosso, Aparecido Marques, explains that the increase in rain for four months favors the proliferation of breeding sites for Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits dengue, especially in places like uncovered water , backyards and vacant lots with trash (plastic bottles and construction materials). It rained almost every day, "said Marks in an interview to Brazil.

The Secretariat of Health of Mato Grosso accounted for 9,209 cases of dengue till the last day of February 3 - an increase of 728.89% compared to January 2009. We recorded 11 deaths and 264 severe cases. The capital city of Cuiaba and Lowland Grande, metropolitan area recorded the highest number of notifications.

To control dengue, health officials have flown over the most affected areas to identify breeding sites and promoting collaborative efforts to collect the garbage. The government is considering, according to the coordinator, distributing water tank tops for families without financial means. The Health Ministry has sent teams to the state for review of emergency plans. The state board is negotiating with the release of private hospitals beds for patients stranded, with the aim of expanding the service network.

In Goiás, the manager of Epidemiological Surveillance, Magna de Carvalho, also confirms the influence of rainfall on the increase of cases in the state. There were 15,241 reports of illness from 2530 compared to January 2009, equivalent to an increase of 502.4%. She reported that in months as dry as August, it rained more than usual.

The combat actions in Goiás include strengthening of smoke (vehicles with spray equipment used to kill mosquito) and installation of tents outside the main hospital for initial care to persons with suspected dengue. The Health Ministry has sent batches of medicines (paracetamol) and rehydration salts.


   Palavras-chave:   Dengue    Aedes aegypti    The transmitter    Proliferation    Breeding    Aparecido Marques   
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