Dengue cases are skyrocketing, with Brazil already experiencing an 85 percent increase in the first three months of 2022.

Dengue cases increased by 85 percent in Brazil as of April 15 compared to the same period last year. According to the Ministry of Health, in 2022, 323,900 suspected cases of the disease were registered.

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The incidence of dengue fever was 151.8 cases per 100,000 population and the number of deaths was 85, up 73% from 2021. Experts say the rise in temperature in the south of the country is contributing to the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, despite being generally low. virus frequency.

The municipality of Santa Catarina recorded 11 confirmed deaths, a city record. In São Paulo, on the other hand, 30 died and in Goiás 11.

In addition to the cases already reported, there are still 159 deaths still under investigation in Brazil. To date, 26 cities in Santa Catarina have declared an epidemic and three a state of emergency.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the spread of an epidemic is defined as the incidence exceeding 300 cases per 100,000. Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná are among the ten states with the highest rates of the disease.

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Here in Ceara, the latest data is from the beginning of February, when the state recorded a 153% increase in the number of reported cases of arbovirus, such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika, in a comparison of the first five weeks of this year. during the same period. 2021. The jump was from 738 to 1 869 diseases.

The increase in the number of reports was due to suspected cases of dengue fever, which increased from 667 to 1,470; and Chikungunya, jumping from 66 cases to 392 cases. Zika announcements fell from 15 to seven.


Fever for 2 to 7 days and two or more of the following symptoms:

Rash or spots on the skin;
Body pain;
Joint pain;
Eye pain.
In addition, the Department of Health takes into account the results of clinical and laboratory examinations in the diagnosis.

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