The infectious disease doctor HSJosé warns that one should be careful with the proliferation of dengue fever

The infectious disease doctor HSJosé warns that one should be careful with the proliferation of dengue fever

In recent years, we have heard a lot about the proliferation of dengue fever. Data released by the Directorate for Epidemiological Surveillance (DIVE / SC) in May shows that Santa Catarina already has more than 32,206 confirmed cases of the disease, of which 28,752 cases are infected within the state.

DIVE also points out that in 2022 it already records the largest number of dengue cases in the SC. Therefore, it is necessary to double the care and attention regarding the accumulation of standing water. Infectious Diseases and Technical Director of HSJoséa, Da. Raphael Elias Farias explains the viral disease, its symptoms and why it is necessary to be especially careful regarding the transmission of the disease.

what is dengue

Raphael Elias Farias (REF) – Dengue is a viral disease transmitted by arbovirus, with four subtypes, 1,2,3,4. This disease is manifested after the bite of the female mosquito Aedes aegypti, which having the virus in this mosquito, when it bites a person, begins to develop signs and symptoms.

Criciúma and the region have foci of this mosquito, as do the western and northern regions; who already have cases of autocratic transmission, namely mosquitoes with the virus, which transmit to humans and in our region cases imported by people who come to our region with dengue.

Like the virus present, the mosquito is the vector for this transmission, and people in our region are susceptible; who have never had dengue, ultimately make the region a favorable environment for this portability.

So, in this context, we have a disease coming and we have to be careful not to progress, not to proliferate; so that we have control over this action and do not come to live in a pandemic again.

symptoms of dengue fever

(REF) – In general, with dengue, the patient will begin to have a flu-like condition, with signs and symptoms such as fever, headache, eye pain, joint pain, body aches and may progress to a severe bleeding picture that decompensates other body organs, with in some cases the need for hospitalization and even hospitalization in the Intensive Care Unit.

Dengue, in the vast majority of cases, the patient progresses to improvement on his own.

How to act when dengue is suspected

(REF) – The importance of people with suspected dengue fever seeking a health unit is diagnosis and follow-up.

This is important because at first the disease may even seem very limited, but during the day it can have signs of complications.

Therefore, this monitoring of the patient is important, especially in the healthcare site that monitors this patient.

And at the first sign we call an alert, this person should be taken to the hospital and given a little more intense medication to improve those signs and symptoms.


(REF) – We’re on high alert, yes. Higher risk.

We have never had so many mosquito epidemics in our region.

Here’s a warning. What should we do to stop all this? Remove those stagnant waters in our region. Something we had been listening to for several years, but until then dengue had never arrived in our region like this. But now is the time to intensify actions, to eliminate any possibility of mosquito transmission, because if there are no mosquitoes, there is no transmission, unlike the coronavirus we had transmission in conversation, e.g. by droplets, we now have the transmission of mosquitoes from one infected person to another.

We must take care of this care in our house, in our area, and remind others of this care, in order to reduce the transmission of diseases by reducing mosquito foci.

Collaboration: Press Office – Katia Farias


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