Dengue cases in Brazil increase by 149%, according to MS

According to the latest bulletin released by the Ministry of Health, the number of dengue cases has increased in Brazil and are worrying. In comparison with the cases recorded in January 2018, there was an increase of 149% at the same time of the year.

In the beginning of this year alone, 5 deaths from the disease were registered in the states of Tocantins, São Paulo, Distrito Federal and Goiás, where two deaths were confirmed.

The concern of health authorities now is in relation to preventive measures to contain this spread, which should reinforce actions to eliminate outbreaks of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito in all states.

In addition to dengue, the mosquito can also cause other diseases through the bite, such as Zika and chikungunya .

These diseases also had some numbers revealed by the MS. In the North and Southeast regions the numbers of cases were divided into 410 and 119, respectively.

In this period, the northern region also had an incidence of chikungunya, being the most affected state. About 2730 cases of the disease were recorded in this region, with 789 cases occurring in the Midwest region.

Most affected regions

Considering the population, the South region had the highest number of dengue cases when compared to other regions of the country. The increase went from 258 in 2018 to 1,800 cases only in early 2019, which leads to the hypothesis that the number may increase even further by the end of the year.

In addition to the South region, the Southeast also had numbers considered to be at risk for health agencies. In the same period, there was a jump from 5,732 to 32,821 dengue cases.

The bulletin reported increases in almost all regions, but only the Midwest had a reduction in dengue cases, from 11,450 to 10,827 cases, which represents a 5.4% reduction in occurrences.

These diseases have been a cause of concern for the Brazilian population for some time, but, fortunately, there are preventive methods to reduce the number of cases. Do your part and help prevent mosquito proliferation!