A case of chikungunya was confirmed in Jaraguá do Sul last week. The disease was reported on March 21 in a 27-year-old woman.
This is the first case of the Aedes-Aegypti-transmitted disease that has been hit this year by the increase in the number of mosquito outbreaks: The city council is being attacked According to the director of health monitoring, Dalton Fischer, the first symptoms occurred Week after the wife's return from a trip to São Paulo earlier this month. ,
Fischer observes that the health survey was inspected within a radius of 200 meters near the woman's residence to investigate if there was any outbreaks of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
The director emphasizes that the disease was not thwarted in Jaraguá do Sul. In 201
All with transfer outside the municipality. The symptoms are similar to the Dengue and Zika virus.
Aedes aegypti foci
In addition to yellow fever, Aedes aegypti is the carrier of the Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika viruses. This year there were 27 mosquitoes in the city, nine of them in the neighborhood Baependi .
From January to April, there were 12 suspected dengue cases. Three are waiting for the pickup or the result of the exams. According to Fischer, the chances of spreading mosquitoes due to the heat increase between November and April.
"In Jaraguá, the number of winter outbreaks is decreasing, but we have to be aware of it. Residents travel to places where the number of cases is high throughout the year and may be infected," explains the director of health monitoring ,
Infestation in Santa Catarina
Jaraguá do Sul and other 81 cities Santa Catarina is considered afflicted by the mosquito, according to the last bulletin of the Dive (Directorate of epidemiological surveillance)
This number corresponds to the number of affected communities an increase of 22.4% compared to the same period of 2018 registered In the period from 30 December 2018 to 6 April 2019, 11,873 outbreaks of Aedes aegypti mosquito were detected in 167 municipalities of Santa Catarina . 659004] Compared to the same period in 2018, when 7609 outbreaks were reported in 135 communities, the number of outbreaks increased by 56%.
What is Chikungunya?
It is a viral infection. Acute pain with abrupt symptoms of high fever, severe joint pain, headache, muscle aches and rashes can occur.
It may last until subacute (with persistent pain) and chronic (with persistence of joint pain over months or years)
The name of the disease derives from an expression used in Tanzania, which means "one who bowing ".
How is it transmitted?
The disease is transmitted by the bite of
There is no specific drug against Chikungunya fever. However, the symptoms can be alleviated by the use of medications for pain or fever prescribed by the doctor. Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin, mejoral, AAS) medicines and anti-inflammatory drugs should not be used as they increase the risk of bleeding.
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