During the outbreak, cases of dengue fever doubled across the country in 2022; growth was over 100% compared to last year


In total, the disease rose to 465,000 cases during the year

The number of cases exceeds 400,000. Photo: Getty Images
The number of cases exceeds 400,000. Photo: Getty Images

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, there is an ongoing dengue epidemic in the country. According to a report published in Rede Globo’s Jornal Hoje, the incidence of the disease has doubled across the country from January to date compared to the same period last year.

According to the latest release from the Ministry of Health, there are already almost 465,000 confirmed cases – exactly 464,255. As a result, the number of dengue cases has increased by more than 100% over the past year. A total of 131 people died and 191 deaths are being investigated.

Concerns about the diseases caused by Aedes aegpyt also remain, according to the report. In addition to dengue fever, the mosquito can spread chikungunya and Zika virus. In pregnant women, the latter can end up causing microcephaly in infants.

1,480 cases of zika infection have already been reported in the country. Thus, the growth was 31.8% compared to the corresponding period last year. According to experts in infectious diseases, maternal contamination can also harm a baby’s development at any time during pregnancy.

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