The latest victim of dengue in Bloemfontein is a 56-year-old man.

A new dengue death was reported this Tuesday, 21, in the city of Bloemfontein, through the Department of Health Promotion (SEMS) and the Epidemiological Surveillance Service.

Now, there have been five deaths from the disease. Two other cases are being investigated by the Santa Catarina Public Health Central Laboratory (LESS).


The fifth victim was a 56-year-old man who died on May 31. The laboratory was confirmed after research and analysis of genetic material by the State Epidemiological Surveillance Directorate (DIVE / SC) and Lacen.

Dengue deaths

The first dengue death in the city’s history was reported by a 94-year-old man who died on March 21. The second victim was a 24-year-old man who died on May 15. The third victim was a 56-year-old man who died on May 7. The fourth victim was an 86-year-old man who died on May 9.


Bloominau recorded a total of 6,960 confirmed dengue cases this Tuesday, the 21st. That number represents 660 more than last Tuesday, 14, when the municipality had 6,300 cases of the disease, representing a 10.48 percent increase in one week.

There are 12,138 notifications this year. Of these, 6,892 autochthonous cases have already been settled in Bloemfontein. Another 3,049 suspects are considered and are awaiting test results. So far, 2,880 Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have spread in the city.


This Tuesday, five Bloominau residents were admitted to city hospitals on suspicion of dengue. Everyone is in the infirmary.


An epidemic is characterized by a relationship between the number of confirmed cases and the number of residents. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes the level of epidemic transmission when the incidence rate exceeds 300 cases of dengue per 100,000 inhabitants. In Bloemfontein, the confirmation was made because the municipality had more than 1,050 confirmed cases of the disease.


More than 110 local disease agents visit homes, warehouses, open spaces and commercial establishments daily to detect the spread of mosquitoes. As required, teams from the Department of Urban Protection and Maintenance (Seurb) and the Independent Municipal Water and Sewerage Service (Samae) are called in to collect materials and debris at designated locations.

In Bloemfontein, residents can dispose of white goods through the Samae Solid Waste Center, located at Rua Engenheiro Udo Deeke, 430 – behind the Landfill Terminal. On site, the team identifies the right destination for each type of waste. The service is free. More information can be obtained by calling 115 Samae directly.

Signs and symptoms

The first manifestation of dengue is the sudden onset of high fever (39 40 to 40 ° C), which lasts for two to seven days and is associated with headache, weakness, body, joint and back pain. Blemishes are present in up to 50% of cases, and can affect the face, trunk, arms, and legs. Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting may also occur.


General Family Outpatient Clinics (AGF) provide outpatient care in city neighborhoods. Old AGF AGF Agricultural School AGF Garcia AGF Fortaleza; AGF Itoupava AGF Badenfurt and AGF Centro are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Family Health Strategy (ESF) units also provide care to the population. Eligible unit addresses and opening hours can be found on the City Hall website.

The familiarity is that for the convenience of service logistics, consumers always take the official document in physical form. Passwords are distributed and patients are greeted up to one hour before the end of the activity, so that professionals can manage the flow and ensure timely care for everyone.


The population can also report potential mosquito outbreaks by contacting the Dengue Fight program, by calling OuvidorSUS on phone 156 (option 4) or by calling 3381-7770. The service is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm.

How to stop the spread of Aedes aegypti:

– Remove standing water from all containers.
– Avoid using pots in potted plants. If you are using them, keep the sand on the edge
– Store bottles with the neck down.
– Keep trash covered
– Always keep water tanks sealed, without any open ones, especially water tanks
– Plants like bromelain should be avoided as they accumulate water.
– Treat pool water with chlorine and clean it once a week.
– Cover drains with daughter mesh screens to prevent mosquitoes from accessing the site.
– Wash utensils with water, such as animal food and water utensils, brush or sponge and soap at least once a week.
– If it is necessary to fill the container with water, as in the case of drains, use hypochlorite.
– Remove water that has accumulated on the slabs.
– Flush in a rarely used toilet at least once a week.
– Keep the toilet lid closed
– Avoid collecting debris, as it can be a source of attention for dengue mosquitoes.

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