May 20, 2024

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Against the influenza epidemic, the government and the city council of Rio set up 12 tents in unified urban areas

Against the influenza epidemic, the government and the city council of Rio set up 12 tents in unified urban areas

to face an epidemic pain in the metropolitan area Rio de Janeiro, the The state government The city council decided to install service tents in the emergency care unit (UPAs). The decision came after phone calls in the metropolitan area of ​​the capital, Rio de Janeiro, in the second half of November and the first week of December.

On Tuesday (7), Vila Olímpica do Alemão, located in the northern region of Rio, received the first tent erected by the city of Rio, erected with the expectation of serving 500 patients per day. The municipality has also opened another service center in the Olympic Village, Honório Gurgel. On a portion of the city, the plan expects to install seven in total.

Prior to this, state tents were already operating throughout the city.

Service points have been established at UPAs in Marechal Hermes, Botafogo, Tijuca, Jacarepaguá and Penha. “There are very few hospitalizations. It’s a lot on an outpatient basis. [A epidemia] serious about [nível] Outpatient clinics, but no deaths. He really needs more outpatient places, and we’re opening up more places.” CNN Governor Claudio Castro last Thursday (9).

Despite the differentiated care for influenza, the Municipal Health Department continues to advise people with symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache, change in smell and/or taste, as well as testing for Covid-19. The state notes that “since most cases are not Seriously, the ideal is for people to seek care in a health clinic.”

Vaccination resumed Friday (10) after a week of waiting with no influenza vaccine stocks in Rio de Janeiro. The coronavirus vaccine remains available to anyone 12 years of age or older.

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The problem is not limited to the capital, Rio de Janeiro. The State Department of Health’s Department of Epidemiological and Environmental Data indicated that five other cities in the metropolitan area also saw an increase in influenza cases recorded in the Notifiable Disease Information System (Sinan), which was crucial to classifying the situation in the state as a pandemic. These are the municipalities of Belford Roxo, Duque de Caxias, São João de Meriti, Niterói and São Gonçalo.