As the number of cases increases, Paraná declares an epidemic of dengue

As of August 2021, Paraná has caused more than 80,000 dengue reports and five deaths from the disease. As the number of cases increases, the Ministry of Health will declare the epidemic of the disease this Tuesday (19).

“We have entered the dengue epidemic. In every weekly bulletin, the numbers referred to this result. Despite constant monitoring of environmental monitoring, numbers have increased and now we have to reverse the situation. We have dead and we do not want more cases to fight. support, and we call the population again for this confrontation, warned Health Minister César Neves.

Numbers in the weekly dengue fever release released today reveal that probable and confirmed cases exceed expectations for the epidemiological period, hence the configuration of the epidemic scenario.

80,004 cases have been reported, which is 14,964 more than in the previous week. Data are from the 34th epidemiological report for the new season of the disease, which began on August 1, 2022 and continues through July 2022. The bulletin also states that 365 municipalities have reported cases, of which 287 were confirmed cases. The number of confirmed cases in one week increased by 39.86%, from 16,560 to 23,161. There were no dead this week.

The western and northern macro-regions focus on the most confirmed cases. Francisco Beltrão, Medianeira, Arapongas, Cascavel, Salto do Lontra, Ampére, Catanduvas, Iracema do Oeste and Realeza were the municipalities with the highest number of confirmed cases in the last six weeks.

Epidemic – It is a collective manifestation of a disease that spreads rapidly, directly or indirectly, until it reaches a large number of people in a certain area and then disappears after a certain period of time. The surveillance chart is one of the methods used to verify the presence of an epidemic. It consists of a graphical representation that takes into account a 12-year historical series that proposes maximum and minimum limits for expected absolute cases.

Between 2019 and 2020, Paraná faced one of the worst dengue epidemics in its history, as it began to be monitored in 1991. During this time, 227,724 confirmed cases of disease and 177 deaths were recorded. Until then, the worst period was between 2015 and 2016, with just over 56,000 cases and 61 deaths.

“Our teams are already on the ground in the areas with the highest incidence, guiding the population. We are promoting educational programs for physicians to confront this confrontation in order to make a convincing diagnosis, ”the secretary added.

“We need to revive the methods to control dengue fever. That water vase, crushed stone, water collection tank, debris should be avoided, because the mosquito breeder can be there,” he concluded.

The mosquito Aedes aegypti, which spreads dengue fever, is also the cause of other diseases called arboviruses, such as zika and chikungunya. According to a weekly newsletter, chikungunya has received 210 announcements, 12 of which have been confirmed.

NEEDED – Arboviruses (dengue, zika and Chikungunya diseases) are transmitted from the bite of Aedes aegypt. There is a need to be aware of potential mosquito breeding sites and thus eliminate these risk areas to prevent the spread of disease. It is essential that a person recognizes the symptoms of arboviruses as soon as possible so that he or she seeks medical attention for the correct diagnosis and treatment.

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