Dengue Bulletin in Blumenau - 09/13/2022 - Blumenau City Hall

Dengue Bulletin in Blumenau – 09/13/2022 – Blumenau City Hall

Blumenau records 1 new case of Dengue

Blumenau records this Tuesday, the 13th, a total of 10,422 confirmed cases of Dengue in the city. The number represents one more case than the one recorded last Tuesday, the 6th, when the municipality had 10,421 cases of the disease – which represents an increase of 0.009% in a week.

This year there are 13,670 notifications. Of these, there are already 10,200 autochthonous cases, that is, contracted in Blumenau. Another 25 are considered suspects and are awaiting test results. So far, the city has 3,285 outbreaks of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.


This Tuesday, no resident of Blumenau is admitted to hospitals in the city with suspicion of Dengue. So far, Blumenau totals seven deaths from Dengue in the municipality.

Blumenau experiences dengue epidemic

The characterization of an epidemic occurs through the relationship between the number of confirmed cases and the number of inhabitants. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines the level of epidemic transmission when the incidence rate is greater than 300 dengue cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In Blumenau, this confirmation came because the municipality exceeded the mark of 1,050 confirmed cases of the disease.

Actions continue to be taken

The agents of endemic diseases continue, daily, inspecting homes, warehouses, vacant lots and commercial establishments to look for mosquito outbreaks. As required, teams from the Department of Urban Conservation and Maintenance (Seurb) and the Autonomous Municipal Water and Sewage Service (Samae) are called in to collect materials and debris at specific locations.

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

Signals and symptons

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

Outpatient Care

General Family Outpatient Clinics (AGF) provide outpatient care in the city’s neighborhoods. The Old AGF; AGF Agricultural School; AGF Garcia; AGF Fortaleza; AGF Itoupava; AGF Badenfurt and AGF Centro are open from Monday to Friday from 7 am to 10 pm. The Family Health Strategy (ESF) units also provide care to the population. The address and opening hours of the qualified units can be found on the City Hall website.

The orientation is that users always take the official document in physical format to facilitate service logistics. The distribution of passwords and reception of patients are carried out up to one hour before the end of the activities, so that professionals can organize the flow and guarantee care for everyone in a timely manner.


The population can also report places with possible outbreaks of the mosquito, by contacting the Dengue Fighting Program, through OuvidorSUS on phone 156 (option 4) or by phone (47) 3381-7770. The service is available from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 5 pm.

How to prevent the proliferation of Aedes aegypti:

– Eliminate standing water from all containers
– Avoid using dishes in potted plants. If using them, put sand to the rim
– Store bottles with the neck facing down
– Keep trash cans covered
– Leave the water tanks always sealed, without any opening, especially the water tanks
– Plants such as bromeliads should be avoided as they accumulate water
– Treat the pool water with chlorine and clean it once a week
– Keep drains covered with daughter mesh screens to prevent mosquito from gaining access to the site
– Wash containers with water deposits, such as food and water pots for animals, with a brush or sponge and detergent, at least once a week
– If it is necessary for the container to be filled with water, as in the case of drains, use hypochlorite
– Remove the water accumulated on slabs
– Flush at least once a week in seldom used toilets
– Keep the toilet lid closed
– Avoid accumulating rubble, as it can become a focal point for the dengue mosquito.

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