Cases of SARS continue to grow among adults, Fiocruz says

The newsletter refers to the period 1.- May 7 and based on data entered into the Influenza Epidemiological Surveillance Information System (Siep-Gripe) 9 this month.

A new bulletin shows that trend increase in cases pointed out in the latest report published last week. The estimate is 5,000 cases on average during the first week Maywhich is more than 4,700 cases last week April.

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According to the bulletin, in general, most cases, accounting for 41.2% of the viruses tested, are respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is basically restricted to young children. Adults have Sars-CoV-2, which causes covid-19, accounting for 37% of all cases.

The study shows that 17 of the 27 federal units show signs of an increase in SARS cases over a long-term trend over the past six weeks: Acre, Alagoas, Amazonas, Amapá, Ceará, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso Grosso, Para, Parana, Rio JanuaryRio Grande do Norte, Rondônia, Roraima, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Tocantins.

In Minas Gerais, there are signs of growth only in the short-term trend of the last three months.

Infogripe also shows that covid-19 is the leading cause of death (81.6% of cases); then RSV (8.5%), influenza A (2.8%) and influenza B (0.7%).

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