Dengue Program teams continue with actions to combat Aedes aegypti

Concerned with the health and well-being of the population, the Municipality of Uberlândia, with the Dengue Control Program, continues actively with intense actions to combat outbreaks of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. On several fronts, the Municipal Health Department, which has so far recorded 1,442 confirmed cases of Dengue, works across the city with different actions.

Since January, several actions have already been carried out that act directly in the fight against the mosquito, whether in the adult or larval form. Among these are: 252,356 properties treated, 3,832 visits after telephone request, 10,460 home visits and tire repairs to collect tires, 13,119 visits to vacant land, 816 visits to houses that are for sale or rent, 724 inspections of abandoned properties, 73 fences of water tanks, 11,087 ovitraps monitored, in addition to another 87,900 tires collected in different locations and 255,025 thousand properties by the thermonebulizer team.

But, according to the coordinator of the Dengue Control Program, José Humberto Arruda, in addition to the work already carried out by the municipality, the population must also be an ally in the fight against the insect that transmits dengue. “The disease has been showing peaks throughout the country and the participation of every resident of Uberlândia is essential so that the number of people affected does not increase unchecked. The disease must be taken very seriously, as it causes great losses in the public network and in companies, with the removal of workers”, he pointed out.

Photo: Araípedes Luz / Secretary of Government and Communication

The population can contribute to disease prevention from the moment they receive agents from the Zoonosis Center in their homes, to when they avoid standing water in containers, such as in potted plants and bottles, for example. “It’s taking care of cleaning your backyard and delivering objects such as cupboards, tanks, tarpaulins and others that are not useful to the zoonosis control center. It is also important to check gutters, drains, toilets of little use that serve as a breeding ground for the reproduction of the transmitting mosquito”, he added.

Another way is using the application Udi without Dengue, which can be downloaded for free. Through it, people can inform where there are outbreaks of Aedes aegypti.

The program coordinator also reinforces that CCZ agents work properly uniformed, with numbered vests, and identified by means of badges. Home visit work takes place from Monday to Friday, being essential to combat the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. In case of doubts during the visit of the teams, the resident can contact the CCZ by telephone: 3213-1470 and inform the name of the professional or the number of the vest used by the agent.