The governor of Amapá, Clécio Luís, took part in a virtual meeting with the Minister of Health, Nísia Trindade, on the cases of Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya. The meeting on Wednesday, 7th, also included the other Brazilian governors, and served to align a reinforcement of actions to combat diseases caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
“We generally have a controlled situation in the state, but we have a very serious outbreak in Oiapoque, which borders French Guiana, where the Aroupoche outbreak is occurring. And everything that happens in French Guiana ends up crossing over to the Brazilian side. We count on the strength of the Federal Government to strengthen the action we are taking, especially in the border region, to combat dengue”highlighted the governor during the meeting.
Last Thursday, the 1st, the State Government declared an emergency situation in Oiapoque due to the cases of dengue recorded since the beginning of the year.
An action with three work fronts was intensified in the municipality last week: cleaning the city’s waste; reinforcement of testing kits, the Border Laboratory and vaccination; in addition to sending more medicines and health professionals for care at the Oiapoque State Hospital. The work is expected to continue for 60 days, with the possibility of extension.
According to the Health Surveillance Superintendence (SVS), this year Amapá already has 356 confirmed dengue patients among 983 notified, reaching an incidence of 40.5 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. It is an increase of 252.4% compared to the same period in 2023.
Of the total confirmed cases, 280 are patients from Oiapoque (78.65%). The only death recorded from dengue in the period was also in the municipality, a 26-year-old girl.
“Let’s look at these points of attention brought by Governor Clécio Luís, including the issue of health at the borders, which has been a very important point in our work”said minister Nísia Trindade.
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