Cascavel records third dengue death

Another dengue fever death was recorded at Cascavel in West Parana. This is the third death from the disease in the city since August last year. The victim was an 88-year-old woman.

According to an epidemiological bulletin, the death occurred on 24 April, but was not published until Wednesday (11). The woman had chronic cardiovascular disease and neurological disease.

The other two city-confirmed deaths were also elderly, the first of whom died in an 87-year-old man with no reported comorbidities and the second in a 95-year-old woman with cardiovascular disease and chronic hypertension.

In total, Cascavel has 2,852 confirmed cases of dengue fever and a further 10,233 are awaiting test results.

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