The state broke the record for dengue deaths and contamination

Photo: Fiocruz / Disclosure

Photo: Fiocruz / Disclosure

This Thursday, the 12th, the RS State Department of Health (SES) announced that there will be 11 new dengue deaths in the state this year. These have a total of 26 deaths in the first five months of 2002. More than 21,000 cases that occurred in RS (called autoctonic) have already been confirmed. These are the highest cases and deaths ever recorded in Rio Grande do Sul during the year.

Of the cities where the last 11 deaths occurred, five of them died of dengue fever for the first time in the year: Erechim, Estância Velha, Nova Hartz, Novo Machado and Porto Alegre. Others were in municipalities that had already performed in 2022: Cachoeira do Sul, Horizontina, Igrejinha (three new deaths) and Novo Hamburgo.

Cities and the number of dengue deaths in RS in 2022

Boa Vista do Burica: 1
Southern Waterfall: 2
Chapada: 1
Southern crystal: 1
Two brothers: 1
Erechim: 1
Old resort: 1
Horizontal: 3
small church: 4
jaboticaba: 2
tile: 1
The new Hartz: 1
New Hamburg: 3
New ax: 1
Porto Alegre: 1
Circular traffic: 1
Sapucaia do Sul: 1

the largest alarm

The majority of the death profile was in the elderly. Of the 26 confirmed deaths, 19 were 70 years of age and older. The 50-59-year-olds, 40-49-year-olds, and 30-39-year-olds each died two, in addition to a record among 10-14-year-olds.

Last month, the Ministry of Health (SES) imposed a maximum alert against the disease in Rio Grande do Sul.see full text here). Prevention must be done by removing places with stagnant water where the spreading mosquito, Aedes aegypti, increases.


Acute febrile illness, which can have a wide clinical spectrum: although most patients recover after a mild and self-limiting clinical course, a small proportion progress to serious illness.

All age groups are equally susceptible to the disease, but the elderly and those with chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure are at higher risk for serious cases and other fatal complications.

Usually, the first manifestation of dengue fever is a high fever (above 38 ° C), a sudden fever that usually lasts for 2 to 7 days, with headache, body and joint pain, and tiredness, weakness, back pain. eyes and red spots on the skin. Rash and itchy skin may also occur.

Alarm signals are called so-called because they signal plasma bleeding and / or bleeding, which can lead to severe shock and death to the patient. The severe form of the disease includes severe and persistent abdominal pain, nausea, persistent vomiting, and mucosal bleeding.

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