Cases of malaria in indigenous villages of RO care authorities


11/15/2012 11:59 -updated 11/15/2012 1:28 pm

Cases of malaria in indigenous villages of RO care authorities

About 150 Indians from two villages in Guajará-Mirim are sick. Cases of the disease in the urban core are controlled, says surveillance.

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In the city of Guajará-Mirim (RO) cases of malaria have fallen, according to data from the Center for Epidemiological and environmental Surveillance (Nuvepa). In 2010 1,148 thousand cases were registered, in 2011, 60. From January to November this year already are 243 cases. What has worried the authorities is the number of cases of the disease in indigenous villages.

According to the Manager of the endemic Nuvepa, Rivaldo Noronha, cases of malaria in the urban core are controlled, but in the villages the index is high. This year already 328 cases of malaria were recorded in indigenous villages near Guajará-Mirim. The present number of cases are: Río Negro Village Ocaia indigenous area which has a population of approximately 518 Indians, with 100 cases of the disease identified and St Andrew’s village which has 286 Indians with 55 patients.

“In this period of rain, is the season of mosquitoes proliferate, not to mention that is difficult, our access at these locations. The cases have increased in the last three months, “reports Stephen of Santa Cruz silva, lab technician Indian Health House (A/c).

Is being held in the villages the campaign of the Global Fund to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria (FGLATM), which distributes bed nets with insecticide in high-risk areas. “We expect a reduction of ninety per cent of malaria cases in the villages,” says Reginaldo.



9/18/2012 12:07 -updated 9/18/2012 12:16

Guajará-Mirim, RO, receives donations of mosquito nets to combat malaria

The protection will be donated to the city district with the highest rate of the disease. From January to August this year, 177 cases have been confirmed in the city.

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The Garden District of emeralds in Guajará-Mirim, RO is the most populous municipality and, also, what else presented cases of malaria in the last five years. Thus, the region was chosen to receive bed nets donated by the Global Fund to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria (FGLATM), with the aim of reducing the incidence and mortality caused by the disease. Between January and August this year, the city has already registered more than 170 cases of malaria.

According to the Center for Epidemiological and environmental Surveillance (Nuvepa), the mosquito nets installed in residences are with insecticide and does not present health risks, according to the World Health Organization (who), and can be used even in the presence of children and pregnant women.

Endemic disease agents will take about three months to install the bed nets in selected locations, which include the urban, rural and indigenous areas. The pros also advise that the protection should be cleaned every three months. Thus, the insecticide must be valid for four years.

According to data from Nuvepa, in 2010 more than 1.2 million people were diagnosed with the disease, only in Guajará-Mirim. Last year the index fell to 673 cases. Already from January to August of 2012, the registered cases reached 177.

Rivaldo Moronha, Manager of Nuvepa, says that the malaria transmitting mosquito acts with greater frequency at specific times. “Here in the neighborhood, [the Emerald Garden] of 6:0 pm to 8:0 pm is the time most suitable for the transmission of malaria,” says market.





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