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1.6 Million homes were identified with outbreaks of dengue and Zika virus

1.6 Million homes were identified with outbreaks of dengue and Zika virus

Agência Brasil - Aedes aegypti agents have visited since January 48.2 million properties in Brazil, including homes, public and commercial buildings.

During the visits, 1.6 million properties were identified with outbreaks of the mosquito, which represents 3.36% of the total of the inspected.

The government's goal is for that number to be reduced to less than 1% of real estate with mosquito breeding sites. The survey was released on November 4 by the National Coordination and Control Room for Coping with Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika.

In this first cycle of visits, the inspections had the participation of 266 thousand community health agents and 46 thousand control of endemics, and with the support of the military.

In comparison with the last balance sheet of the Coordination Room, released on February 26, there was a 16.1% increase in visits. So far, 93% of the cities, or 5,164 of the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities, have been inspected.


Study indicates that it is possible to contract zika, dengue and chikungunya in a single bite

Study indicates that it is possible to contract zika, dengue and chikungunya in a single bite

For analysis, the team infected mosquitoes in the laboratory with all three virus types. Then they performed tests to verify the rate of transmission. The results showed that viruses can reproduce without dominance of one or the other in the organism of Aedes aegypti. "Double infections in humans are quite common and may be even more common than we imagine in theory the mosquito can infect someone with multiple viruses at one go, "said Claudia Rückert, a postdoctoral fellow at the CSU's infectious disease and arthropod laboratory.

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Datena goes bad and is taken to hospital

Datena goes bad and is taken to hospital

TV presenter José Luiz Datena, 60, felt ill on the morning of Thursday (06) during a recording at Band, in São Paulo, and was rushed to the scene. According to TV columnist Keila Jimenez, of the R7, he was ill in the hospital. cafeteria of the station where he works, almost fainting and being rescued by colleagues.

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