Amazon reduces 44% cases of malaria, says FVSAccording to data, in 2016 They were reported in the state 33.511 cases against you 59.779 cases recorded in the same period 2015.
The Amazon showed the reduction 44% the number of malaria cases in the period from January to August this year. Information is Surveillance Foundation for Health, an agency of the State Department of Health (Sesame). According to the data, in 2016 They were reported in the state 33.511 cases against you 59.779 cases recorded in the same period 2015.
For the CEO of FVS, Bernardino Albuquerque, Amazon has expanded the reduction of malaria cases numbers, positive strengthening of the measures taken by the Government of Amazonas to combat this disease, mainly, along the inside of the population in rural communities started before the seasonality of the disease. “The reduction of malaria cases in the Amazon follows a disease in the state declining trend, which has relied on investment to purchase equipment, permanent material, supplies, and the use of impregnated mosquito insecticide that prevent the action of mosquitoes in the Amazon homes”, highlighted.
According to the Borne Diseases manager for Vectors (GDTV-FVS), Elder Figueira, the reduction of malaria cases is due to the decentralization of prevention and control of disease. "It is essential the involvement of different actors in the process from managers, health workers and partner organizations. Thus it was possible to contribute to decrease this situation in the state ", commented.
Malaria has rapid diagnosis, treatment is effective, simple, Free and care. Prevention is possible with some personal protective measures against insect bites, for example, the use of mosquito nets impregnated with insecticide; screens on doors and windows; repellent and, still, avoid bathing places in higher activity mosquito times – of late afternoon and dawn.