August 11, 2022
The Ministry of Health warns of the risks of an increase in the disease and provides assistance to the municipalities affected by the floods |  Tocantins

The Ministry of Health warns of the risks of an increase in the disease and provides assistance to the municipalities affected by the floods | Tocantins

The State Department of Health (SES) has issued a warning about the risks of an increase in some types of diseases in Flood affected cities in Tocantins. In addition to dengue, Zika, and chikungunya, which are caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, leptospirosis and urban yellow fever are concerns.

According to the SES, leptospirosis infection can be easily transmitted in flood and flood situations due to “multiple rat urine, found in sewers and manholes, which mixes with runoff and mud.”

The state provided assistance to the municipalities and initiated a survey with the Council of Municipal Health Secretariats of Tocantins (COSEMS-TO) to discover the main demands of the affected cities.

Evacuation of families from flooded areas in the Paraná countryside – Photo: Disclosure

As of Tuesday (28), reports of more serious problems are concentrated in the southern and central Tocantins region. Parana With isolated rural villages Because of river flooding and landslides.

in Ibiuiras The phrase is disabled Because the river climbed the bridge to invade the city streets. In Miracema, farmers need to harvest their crops by swimming to try to minimize damage. Nearly 80 families are homeless in Tocantins.

The Civil Defense itself was alerting the municipalities of the northern region of the possibility of problems, because the water flows in this direction. In the cities of Maranhão bordering the Tocantins river there are already floods.

River flooding affected several towns in Tocantins – Photo: Divulgação / CBMTO