Norte de Minas – Municipalities in the North of Minas Gerais prepare a contingency plan against Aedes Aegypti
Norte de Minas – More than 100 professionals working in epidemiological surveillance, in the 54 municipalities that comprise the area of operation of the Regional Health Superintendence of Montes Claros (SRS), participated this Wednesday (14), in the 1st Online Seminar of Update of the Contingency Plans for Arboviroses 2020/2021.
The initiative aims to assist municipalities in defining the actions to be implemented to combat and control the proliferation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue fever, Chikungunya fever, Zika virus and Yellow Fever.
According to the regional health superintendent of Montes Claros, Dhyeime Thauanne Pereira Marques, with the approach of the rainy season, the municipalities will also have to intensify actions to combat the mosquito.
“In order to prevent a large number of people from being affected by dengue, Chikungunya fever or Zika virus, it is essential that the health services of the municipalities are prepared and articulated with other public and private institutions in order to mobilize and sensitize the population to the importance of health care, in addition to eliminating outbreaks of Aedes aegypti inside homes ”, he stressed.
For a more effective follow-up of the notified cases of mosquito-borne diseases, starting this year, the Minas Gerais State Department of Health (SES-MG) will carry out weekly monitoring of the situation through a Control Diagram, which will provide a basis health managers about the actions that should be implemented in each location.
The municipalities will be classified into four phases: Low Risk: less than 100 reported cases of dengue per 100 thousand inhabitants; Medium Risk: between 100 and 300 cases of dengue per 100 thousand inhabitants; High Risk: between 301 to 500 reported cases of dengue; and Very High Risk: over 500 dengue cases per 100 thousand inhabitants.