Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya cases to increase in Alagoas in 2022 | Alagoas

Alagoas registered apparent increase in dengue, zika and chikungunya cases in the first quarter of 2022compared to the same period in 2021. The information is from a press release issued by the Ministry of Health on Monday (18).

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Although cases of dengue fever are the majority of the three diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the largest increase was in zika and later in Chikungunya. See the table below:

Dengue, chikungunya and Zika cases in Alagoas

2021 2022
Dengue (1.2 – 9.4) 198 1,205
Chikungunya (February 1 – April 9) 7 68
Zika (1.2.-26.3.) 6 87

This is the advice of the Ministry of Health Simple steps can help fight mosquitoes:

  • Avoid standing water in small objects, tires, bottles and pots;
  • always keep the water tank closed;
  • perform periodic cleaning; closure of wells and tanks;
  • dispose of waste properly.

The population of Maceió is still Call Dengue at 3312-5495where the population can trigger endemic factors and report possible outbreaks of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, such as empty plots, abandoned houses or swimming pools for the disabled.

The main symptoms of dengue are high fever over 38.5 ºC, severe muscle pain, pain when moving the eyes, malaise, loss of appetite, headache and red spots on the body.

If the above symptoms occur, the patient should seek medical attention to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

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