cases of respiratory syndrome in adults continue to increase

Data from the new InfoGripe Bulletin, released by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) this Thursday (Dec. 5), point to new growth in severe acute respiratory (SARS) cases in most Brazilian states.

The report covers the period from 1 to 7 May based on data entered into the Influenza Epidemiological Surveillance Information System (Siep-Gripe) until 9 May.

According to the study, 17 out of 27 federal units showed signs of an increase in SARS cases in the long-term trend (last six weeks): Acre, Alagoas, Amazonas, Amapá, Ceará, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Pará, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Roraima, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Tocantins.

In a recent release, 14 of the 27 federal units showed signs of a long-term increase in cases.

Of the country’s capitals, 17 showed signs of long-term growth: Boa Vista (RR), Cuiabá (MT), Curitiba (PR), Florianópolis (SC), Fortaleza (CE), Goiânia (GO), Macapá (AP), Maceió (AL), Manaus (AM), Palmas (TO), Porto Alegre (RS), Porto Velho (RO), Recife (PE), Rio Branco (AC), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), São Luís (MA) and Vitória (ES) .

According to the study, 37% of SARS cases registered in the last four weeks are Covid-19. In addition, there are a large number of RSV records: 41.2%. RSV cases are mostly limited to young children.


InfoGripe influenza A records represent 2.9% of samples in the last four weeks. Influenza B cases account for only 0.5% of records.

According to Marcelo Gomes, the coordinator of InfoGrip, a network of laboratories across the country should be aware of the possible increase in SARS cases in the adult population in order to correctly identify which viruses are involved in the disease, especially in Covid virus isolation. and influenza A.

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