Recife has 19 neighborhoods with a very high risk of infestation by the mosquito that transmits dengue, zika and chikungunya; see list | Pernambuco

The most recent Rapid Index Survey for Aedes aegypti (LIRAa) points out that 19 neighborhoods in Recife have a very high risk of infestation by the mosquito that transmits dengue. Zika and chikungunya. Finished in July, it also shows that, in general, the city is at high risk.

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The (LIRAa) is known as the “dengue map”. With it, it is possible to set goals for mosquito control.

Based on the information, the municipality can identify the neighborhoods where mosquito breeding sites are concentrated, as well as the type of breeding sites where the larvae were found.

The survey has four parameters. When the risk is less than 1, the situation is considered to be in control. This means that the mosquito is only found in up to 1% of the properties inspected.

The second parameter is medium risk, which ranges from 1 to 2.5. When the risk is high, the parameter ranges from 2.6 to 3.9. The most recent survey points to the city with a general average of 3.2.

In the 19 neighborhoods with very high risk, the index is greater than four. That is, in at least 4% of the houses there were outbreaks of Aedes aegypiti.

See the neighborhoods most at risk of infestation

  1. ibura
  2. drink
  3. Cohab
  4. Jordan
  5. cassava
  6. New discovery
  7. little fishes
  8. Santo Amaro
  9. Alto do Mandu
  10. Brasilia Stubborn
  11. pina
  12. Rosarinho
  13. Turret
  14. crossroads
  15. hippodrome
  16. Good trip
  17. Cold water
  18. Barreto Campina
  19. bongi

The most recent survey also shows a cut of probable cases of arboviruses, between May 22 and July 16. The neighborhoods with the highest number were: Ibura (31) and Boa Viagem (25)

As for the risk of illness, the neighborhoods that had the highest detection rates per 10,000 inhabitants were: Porto da Madeira (7.2), Campina do Barreto (6.8) and Areias (6.8).

According to the city hall, until July this year, 1,783 suspected cases of arboviruses were reported. Of this total, 1,051 were dengue, 651 were chikungunya and 81 were zika.

Laboratory tests confirmed, in the same period, 389 cases of dengue, 271 of chikungunya and four of zika.

Compared to the same period of the previous year, informed the city hall, there was a reduction of approximately 92% in notifications and 96% in confirmations of arboviruses.

Of the total cases of arboviruses, 71.7% were detected in people aged between 20 and 59 years. In other words, diseases affect the economically active population.

Until July, the Environmental Health and Endemic Combat (Asace) agents visited 1,376,486 properties.

In 75.59% of the inspected sites, there were deposits with water accumulation. Treatment and elimination of breeding sites were carried out.

In 24.41% of these properties, agents did not have access to carry out inspections. They were closed or the visit was refused by the resident.

In Recife, said the municipal administration, no deaths were recorded due to arboviruses this year.

In June this year, the State Health Department (SES-PE) confirmed the first death caused by chikungunya in the state, in 2022. This year, a death caused by dengue was also reported in Pernambuco.

Endemic agents in Recife carry out a collective effort against the mosquito that transmits arboviruses — Photo: Recife City Hall/Disclosure

On Saturday (23) and Sunday (24), a joint effort to combat mosquito outbreaks will be held at Cohab, in the South Zone. Actions will take place from 8 am to 1 pm.

The goal is to inspect around 1,400 properties, including homes and strategic points, to identify and treat possible breeding sites for the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Also according to the city hall, the intermittent rains associated with the high temperatures recorded in the city are a favorable period for the proliferation of this mosquito.

About 80% of mosquito outbreaks are found inside homes. Anyone who wants can report mosquito outbreaks through the Bora Se Cuidar platform, at Conecta Recife.

The tool allows Recife residents to trigger Environmental Surveillance quickly and efficiently, using geolocation.

The population can still use the SUS Ombudsman, by calling 0800 281 1520, from Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm, or on the Recife City Hall website, at any time.

See prevention tips

  • Water tanks, vats and tanks: always keep well capped.
  • Bottles and tires: Do not accumulate bottles and tires at home; if this is the case, leave the bottles empty with the mouth down and store the tires in a covered place.
  • External fridge tray: remove the water at least once a week and wash it with a loofah or sponge and soap.
  • plants: prefer to grow plants in pots with sand and avoid using the dish; if necessary use the dish, fill it with sand.
  • trash: put the garbage in plastic bags and keep the bin tightly closed; do not throw garbage in vacant lots and check the collection time.
  • gutters: remove leaves and twigs and anything that might prevent water from passing through the gutters.
  • animal drinking fountain: wash animal drinking troughs with a brush, water and soap, weekly.
  • drains: check that all the drains in the house are not clogged; clean them at least once a week, and if you’re not using them, leave them closed.
  • Slab: do not let rainwater accumulate on the slab.
  • Buckets, jars and pots: wash the inside, with a brush and soap, vases, pots, buckets and tanks used to store water, weekly; when not in use, these utensils must be turned upside down and stored away from rain.
  • Stay tuned: water should be poured into a dry place.

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