Dengue cases rise 339% in Brazil


Dengue cases rise 339% in Brazil

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global emergency by the zika virus in February 2016, shortly before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, before the spread of this disease, transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, dengue vector and also the chicungunha, but raised the alert nine months later – AFP / Archives

The probable cases of dengue in Brazil reached 451,685 until April 13, according to a bulletin released on Tuesday, 30, by the Ministry of Health. The number of occurrences had an increase of 339% over the same period last year , when there were 102,681 cases. The number of deaths also rose 186.3%, from 66 to 123.

According to the folder, 994 municipalities – 20% of the total surveyed – have high infestation of the transmitting mosquito, Aedes aegypti. In relation to dengue, the largest number of sick people is in the Southeast Region, with 65% of probable cases.

Eight units of the Federation had an incidence higher than 300 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. The situation is more worrisome in Tocantins and Mato Grosso do Sul. In São Paulo, where the epidemic is concentrated in the interior, the index is 349.1 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants.

Moradora of Sorocaba, in the interior of São Paulo, the sweetwoman Clélia Alves, 34 years old, entered the statistics. "When the headache started and around the eyes, I soon realized that I had dengue," she says, which contracted the virus in March. "The whole body began to scratch and at night I did not sleep from so much itching. Then came the fever of 39 degrees, "he recalls. Clélia has recovered from the disease and is now on alert to eliminate mosquito outbreaks in the neighborhood.

According to the Ministry of Health, the increase in the number of cases even outside the summer is due to environmental conditions such as high temperature and rainfall. The pulp identified high circulation of virus serotype 2, which contributes to an increase in the number of cases. When there is a change in the circulating serotype, infected people have more evident symptoms of the disease. The information is from the newspaper The State of S. Paulo.


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