Santa Catarina is the third state in Brazil with the highest number of dengue deaths since early 2022. The data can be found in the epidemiological bulletin published by the Ministry of Health, which grouped the disease numbers between 2 January and 9 April.
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According to the federal government, 112 deaths from dengue fever were confirmed across the country. In the rankings of deaths caused by the disease, São Paulo leads with 38 deaths, followed by Goiás (17), Santa Catarina (10) and Bahia (10).
The document contains information until April 9. According to state surveillance by the Epidemiological Surveillance Board (Dive-SC), SC currently has 12 deaths from the disease. The last death recorded in the state is a resident of Joinville.
Federal government data also show that there are 280 cases of severe dengue fever and 3,473 dengue fever signs in the country. According to the Ministry of Health, there are still 271 cases under investigation.
> SC has the highest number of dengue deaths in history
Between January 2 and April 12, 31,939 cases of dengue fever were reported in the state of Santa Catarina. Of these, 14,497 were confirmed, 6,085 were rejected and 80 were considered unclear, and their investigation has not yet been completed. According to a Dive release, there are 26 cities in the state in the epidemic situation. See what they are:
- Iporã do Oeste
- Colonel Freitas
- palm hearts
- Abelardo Luz
- São José do Cedro
- southern cashew
- rear forest flower
- Saint Helena
- São Miguel do Oeste
- cold waters
- Cunha Porã
- high mountain range
> There are more than 100 contaminated cities and 9,500 Aedes aegypti epidemics in SC
How to avoid dengue fever
The only way to avoid dengue fever is not to let go of a mosquito Aedes aegypti (disease vector) and some measures can be taken to achieve this:
- Prevent rainwater from accumulating and accumulating in containers such as rings, bottle caps, cans and cups
- Do not collect unnecessary and unused disposable materials on empty plots and patios
- Treat the pool properly with chlorine. If it is not in use, drain it completely without leaving water puddles. Keeping ponds and ponds clean or raising fish that feed on larvae
- Wash your pet’s water and food bowls with a brush and soap at least once a week
- Put the sand in the plant containers and remove the water that has accumulated on the leaves of the plants twice a week. For bromeliads, use a strong shower of water in the armpit of the leaves every two days
- Keep bins covered, do not collect rubbish / breeds and store tires in a dry and covered place
- The places most likely to lay eggs in a female are in the shade and in clean water.
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