Paraná declares a dengue epidemic after an increase in cases

The Minister of Health (Sesa) declared the dengue epidemic situation in Paraná on Tuesday (19th) due to an increase in the number of cases, with more than 80 cases in the state as of August 2021 to date. a thousand reports and five deaths from the disease. A record 14,964 new announcements were published in the release compared to the previous week.

“In every weekly bulletin, the numbers referred to this result. Despite continued monitoring of environmental monitoring, the figures have risen and now we need to reverse the situation,” Health Minister César Neves stressed.

According to Sesa, the numbers in the weekly dengue fever report show that the probable and confirmed cases exceed the expectations of the epidemiological period, hence the configuration of the epidemic scenario.

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About 80,004 cases were reported, which is 14,964 more than in the previous week. Data are from the 34th epidemiological report, for the current season of the disease, which began on August 1 and continues through July 2022.

The document also states that 365 municipalities have reported cases, 287 of which were confirmed. The number of confirmed cases in one week increased by 39.86 per cent, from 16,560 to 23,161, and no new deaths were recorded.

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

Epidemic

An epidemic is a collective manifestation of a disease that spreads rapidly, directly or indirectly, until it reaches a large number of people in a given area and then disappears after a certain period of time.

The control chart is one of the methods used to verify the presence of an epidemic. It consists of a graphical representation looking at a 12-year historical series and proposing maximum and minimum limits for expected absolute cases.

Between 2019 and 2020, Paraná faced one of the worst dengue epidemics in history, as it began to be monitored in 1991. During that 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.

“We need to revive methods to control dengue fever. That vase of water, crushed stone, in a water collection tank, because there may be a place where mosquitoes breed,” the secretary concludes.

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mosquito Aedes Aegyptidengue fever, which spreads dengue fever, is also the cause of other diseases called arboviruses, such as Zika and Chikungunya. According to Tuesday’s weekly bulletin, there were 210 notifications of Chikungunya and 12 confirmed cases.

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