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Dengue Cases Reach 45% and Campinas Signs Campinas's First Yellow Fever Monkey Since 2017



Campinas (SP) reported that the number of dengue-infected patients reached 7,971, up 45% from the previous week, when the Department of Health (Devisa) had 5,493 confirmed cases. In addition, since 2017, the village has registered the first yellow fever monkey. At that time, there were nine primates positive for the disease.

The balance sheet shows that the northwest region, where the Campo Grande district is located, is most hit in Campinas, with 2,463 positive cases. The southern region comes in turn, with 2061 infected. The number of cases examined is 1,252.

Devisa director Andrea Von Zuben says the village has seen new cases decline in recent weeks. "We started to reduce the number, but cases are increasing because we confirm suspects," he explained.

According to Andrea, the number of people infected this year is "higher than expected" and the city is not talking more about the projection. A week ago, the director said he estimated that the city could reach up to 10,000 cases, due to the rate of virus transmission in the city.

Dengue Fever - Photo: Disclosure / AENDengue Fever - Photo: Disclosure / AEN

Dengue Fever – Photo: Disclosure / AEN

The dengue campaign, which took place in Campinas (SP) on Monday (29), removed some 210 tons of rubbish and debris that were in the public area of ​​Jardim Fernando, which serves as a route for an airplane arriving and departing from Viracopos Airport. Organic garbage attracts mainly vultures and the presence of animals can cause accidents during flights in the region.

Items like toilet bowls, tires that can serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes Aedes aegyptiwere removed from the ground during work that had support from the tractor. "The population must work with this situation, stop the rubbish, ecoponto is very close here, a regular collection," said Public Service Advisor Paulo Ribeiro Filho.

Fernando was the goal of a joint effort in Campinas, Monday - Photo: Reproduction / EPTVFernando was the goal of a joint effort in Campinas, Monday - Photo: Reproduction / EPTV

Fernando was the goal of a joint effort in Campinas, Monday – Photo: Reproduction / EPTV

The cleaning action continues until sixth (3) and includes the neighborhoods of Campo Belo 1 and 2, Singer City 1 and 2, Jardim Itaguaçu 1 and 2, Jardim Marisa, São Domingos, Vila Palmeiras and Dom Gilberto, among others. Contributions will only be interrupted on May 1st.

According to the administration, 170 people, including civil servants and re-educators, will be working on waste disposal in the neighborhood, stream cleaning, overlapping services and wolf mouth removal. The aim is to eliminate possible mosquito breeding sites Aedes aegypti.

Devisa's epidemiological bulletin on Monday also confirmed the first positive case of yellow fever in primates since 2017, when nine monkeys were infected. The animal was found dead on March 20 in a forest belonging to Guarani and tests confirmed the presence of the disease.

In its opinion, the Ministry of Health emphasizes that it is carrying out actions in the region, with research analyzing the presence of wild mosquitoes, disease vectors, and educational events with the population that manages vaccination.

Campinas Confirms Yellow Fever Death Monkey - Photo: Reproduction / EPTVCampinas Confirms Yellow Fever Death Monkey - Photo: Reproduction / EPTV

Campinas Confirms Yellow Fever Death Monkey – Photo: Reproduction / EPTV

According to the Municipality, since 2000 1.2 million doses of yellow fever vaccine have been administered and the dose is available in all health care facilities in the municipality.

There are no human records in Campinas this year. The city had an autochthonous case in 2017 (agreed in the municipality) and another imported in 2018.


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