Alagoas has an upward trend in dengue cases, says Ministry of Health

Alagoas has an upward trend in dengue cases, says Ministry of Health
Alagoas has an upward trend in dengue cases, says Ministry of Health
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Alagoas and six other states continue to show a consolidated upward trend in the number of dengue cases. The numbers were released this Tuesday, 2, by the Ministry of Health.

In March, the state confirmed the first death caused by the disease this year. The patient was football player João Leonardo Isidoro de Almeida Lau, aged 19. The young man was admitted to the State General Hospital (HGE) with symptoms of severe dengue, but he could not resist and died.

The other states that show an increase in cases are Bahia, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte and Sergipe.

Eight Brazilian federative units are already showing a downward trend, namely: Acre, Amazonas, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Piauí, Roraima and Distrito Federal. The other 12 states show a trend of stability.

“The states that are experiencing a decline are where the epidemic began. For these, we can say that the worst is over”, said the Secretary of Health and Environmental Surveillance at the Ministry of Health, Ethel Maciel, at a press conference.

The Ministry of Health says that surveillance against the disease must continue. “We need people to continue dedicating ten minutes against dengue, looking at possible outbreaks of the larvae. It is still time for monitoring”, warned the secretary.

She also appealed to fathers and mothers to take their children to be vaccinated in municipalities where immunization is available.

Since the beginning of the year, 991 deaths from dengue have been recorded across the country. 1,483 deaths are under investigation. The number of probable cases of the disease reached 2,624,300. Cases of severe dengue with warning signs reach 24,218.

According to a balance released by the ministry, the incidence rate of the disease is 1,292.4 cases for each group of 100 thousand inhabitants.

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