São Paulo: Campinas registers an increase in dengue cases in recent weeks


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The municipality of Campinas, located in the interior of São Paulo, has recorded an increase in dengue cases in recent weeks. The increase in notifications occurred since October, reaching 347 cases by the 13th of this month. Over the course of the year, the city recorded more than 11,100 confirmed cases of the disease. However, the highest number of infections was in April and May.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito feeding on a human host/CDC

Last week, the city of Campinas issued a warning of a high risk of disease transmission in eight neighborhoods: Jardim Alvorada, Jardim Ipiranga, Jardim Novo Campos Elisios, Jardim São Marcos, Villa Esperanca, Villa Santa Isabel, Jardim Maracana and Jardim Novo. Maracanã.

The city council, which maintains a disease control and prevention programme, with waste collection, building visits and the use of pesticides in high-risk areas, highlights the importance of caring for residents and eliminating potential breeding grounds. Aedes aegypti The mosquito that transmits dengue fever in homes.

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