The first epidemiological bulletin of August, published by the State Department of Health, showed the increase in the number of reported cases of dengue in Uberlândia. There were 1,862 new cases in three months. The city had 8,382 cases from January until now - 8,348 confirmed and 34 under investigation. In May, were 6,520 notifications. In the state of Minas Gerais, there was a decrease in the number of probable cases of 527,673 in July to 526,622 now.

Despite the increase in cases, Samuel do Carmo Lima considers the disease controlled in the city (Photo: Celso Ribeiro) despite the increase in cases Samuel do Carmo Lima considers the controlled disease in the city (Photo: Celso Ribeiro)
"As these numbers associated confirmed and suspected cases, they are very variable. Once confirmed, the case is kept computed and, if discarded, it ceases to compose the list, "said health surveillance director at Uberlândia, Samuel do Carmo Lima. Despite the rise, Lima said he considered the disease controlled in the city since last year, there were about 20,000 cases of dengue, most in the first half.


"We are from the second half of 2015 preparing to make more efficient control, with mobilization and improving the work done. Using a more efficient model and making the people understand that it is not a function of government clean their homes, "said Lima.

Also according to the epidemiological bulletin, one of two deaths from suspected dengue in the city, a 2 year old, it was discarded. The other still under investigation. One death, an elderly 70 years, had already been confirmed in May. These cases have been reported this year by the Municipal Health.

The state recorded an increase in the number of deaths from dengue. The number increased from 193 in the last newsletter of July to 195, according to the most recent, released last Tuesday. In the region of the Regional Health, headquartered in Uberlândia, four of the 18 counties had recorded deaths from dengue. The number of deaths from the disease doubled from May to August. Two months ago, they were four dead victims of the disease, now there are eight confirmed deaths, of which one in Uberlândia.

Zika virus and chikungunya fever did not record increase


The new epidemiological bulletin of August, published by the State Department of Health, showed no change in Uberlândia related data zika virus and chikungunya fever. Since May this year, the city remains with two confirmed cases of pregnant women with zika virus and 12 cases of chikungunya fever coming from other states.

In Minas Gerais, 1,924 cases of chikungunya fever have been reported. The virus zika, throughout the state, had that year, 17,159 notifications.

City Hall expects to hire 50 agents approved in the selection process

Focusing on acting against dengue before the rainy season in October and November, Uberlândia Prefecture expects to hire this month, 50 of the 700 approved in the selection process for zoonoses agent, held in July. According to the director Surveillance in Health, Samuel Lima, hiring it is the restoration of the number of professionals needed in the city.

"With 307,000 properties (houses and vacant lots) and projects undertaken by the Secretariat, are needed 380 agents. Today they are about 330. The expectation is also, this year, highlight a zoonosis agent to compose each of the 74 teams of the Family Health Program, "said Lima.

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