First dengue death confirmed in Cafelândia

The municipality of Cafelândia, in western Paraná, recorded this Thursday (12) the first death from dengue in the city. The victim is a 91-year-old woman, with comorbidities, who had been hospitalized since April 14 at a private hospital in Cascavel. The death occurred on May 9, but it was only on this Thursday that confirmation came that it was a death from dengue.

The City Hall also confirmed 1180 notifications of dengue. In all, 402 cases have already been confirmed, 468 awaiting test results and another 310 were negative.

“Unfortunately, another year with hundreds of dengue cases. With each passing year we have noticed that the numbers are increasing and the secretariat has done its part. We once again ask the community to eliminate all Aedes breeders, this is the only way to avoid dengue”,

highlighted the coordinator of Endemics, Anderson Luiz Alves Almeida.

Also according to the coordinator, all the work of visiting the homes by the Endemic sector has been carried out.

“During the visits – which are carried out on average every 60 days in the homes of the residents – in addition to inspections and guidance, if necessary, notification and application of a fine are also carried out. We didn’t get fined, however, it is necessary to raise the awareness of the community that dengue kills. First we guide, pass on the correct information about what needs to be done and set deadlines. If the deadlines are not met (they can vary from three to 15 days) a fine is applied. In addition, an emergency contract is being made by the Health Department to increase the number of endemic agents, but I reinforce again, that the agents do the orientation, the work of turning the bottles and objects ‘mouth down’ who must do is the citizen”,

said Alves.