The number of dengue fever deaths in RS rose to 26

Number of deaths to date dengue heat In Rio Grande do Sul, according to information the State Department of Health (SES) Arbovirus Surveillance Platform. According to the SES, 21,741 cases of the disease were confirmed in 2022, of which 18,090 were original (intra-state infection).

With four deaths, Igrejinha is the municipality with the highest number of deaths this year in RS. Then come Horizontina and Novo Hamburgo, both with three. One death was recorded in Porto Alegre.

The majority of dengue fever deaths in RS in 2022 died in those aged 80 years or older (10), followed by the 70-79 age group (nine). Seven people aged 10 to 59 also fell victim to the disease.

In the first five months of 2022, more than twice as many people died of dengue fever in the state as in 2021, when the number of deaths was recorded.

Aedes aegypti, a mosquito that spreads dengue fever, is on average less than 1 cm in size, dark and has white streaks on its legs, head and body. The mosquito cycle usually accelerates in the summer due to a combination of warmer temperatures and rainfall. To multiply, it needs places with stagnant water. Therefore, preventing their reproduction is intended to eliminate these potential breeding sites, thus preventing the emergence of mosquitoes.

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