RS reaches 50 dengue deaths in 2024 | Rio Grande do Sul

RS reaches 50 dengue deaths in 2024 | Rio Grande do Sul
RS reaches 50 dengue deaths in 2024 | Rio Grande do Sul
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1 of 2 Sample of dengue mosquito larvae in RS — Photo: Reproduction/RBS TV
Sample of dengue mosquito larvae in RS — Photo: Reproduction/RBS TV

Rio Grande do Sul reached, this Tuesday (20), the mark of 50 deaths caused by dengue in 2024. The State Department of Health (SES) notified three more deaths.

The deaths all occurred in the northwest of the state. One 23 year old womanwith pre-existing illnesses, died in Santa Rosa on March 19.

In Três Passos, one died 80 year old man, also with comorbidities, on March 11. In Vicente Dutra, the victim is a 89 year old man, also with pre-existing diseases. The death occurred on March 25th;

At the end of this report, you can see the list of every dengue death confirmed in RS this year.

Santa Rosa is the municipality with the most cases of dengue in RS

Emergency situation

So far, they are 40.1 thousand confirmed cases of the disease in the state only this year. In the same period, in 2023, Rio Grande do Sul had 8,700 cases of dengue.

2 of 2 Only 31 of the almost 500 cities in RS are free of dengue infestation — Photo: Reproduction/RBS TV
Only 31 of the almost 500 cities in RS are free of dengue infestation — Photo: Reproduction/RBS TV

The Secretariat reinforces the importance of the population Seek medical attention from health services at the first symptomsthat are:

  • high fever (39°C to 40°C), lasting two to seven days, retro-orbital pain (behind the eyes)
  • headache
  • body ache
  • joint pain
  • general malaise
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • red spots on the skin, with or without itching

Seeking care at the beginning of feelings of physical discomfort is a way to prevent worsening of the disease and possible progression to death. SES indicates the use of repellent also for individual protection against Aedes aegypti.

Measures to prevent the proliferation and circulation of the insect, by cleaning and reviewing the internal and external areas of homes or apartments, prevent the mosquito from being born, cutting the life cycle in the aquatic phase.

Dengue deaths in RS in 2024*

  • 05/02: 71 year old woman, Lieutenant Portela
  • 02/06: 65-year-old man, Santa Cruz do Sul
  • 02/09: 71-year-old woman, Santa Rosa
  • 02/19: 64-year-old woman, Lieutenant Portela
  • 02/20: 75 year old woman, Lieutenant Portela
  • 02/21: 63-year-old man, Cruz Alta
  • 02/23: 76-year-old man, Lajeado
  • 02/26: 79-year-old man, Frederico Westphalen
  • 01/03: 59 year old man, Canoas
  • 03/01: 69-year-old man, Novo Hamburgo
  • 01/03: 71 year old woman, Independência
  • 05/03: 26 year old woman, Frederico Westphalen
  • 03/05: 72-year-old man, Giruá
  • 03/05: 67-year-old woman, Cerro Largo
  • 03/06: 83-year-old man, Três Passos
  • 03/07: 33-year-old man, Araricá
  • 03/08: 71-year-old man, Vista Gaúcha
  • 03/10: 76-year-old woman, São Leopoldo
  • 03/11: 75-year-old man, Santa Rosa
  • 03/12: 58-year-old woman, São Leopoldo
  • 03/12: 81-year-old woman, Santa Rosa
  • 03/12: 76-year-old man, Iraí
  • 03/13: 39 year old woman, Lieutenant Portela
  • 03/14: 44-year-old woman, Esteio
  • 03/14: 88-year-old man, Giruá
  • 03/15: 65-year-old woman, São Leopoldo
  • 03/15: 87-year-old woman, São Leopoldo
  • 03/15: 43-year-old woman, São Borja
  • 03/20: 83-year-old man, Três Passos
  • 03/20: 76-year-old woman, São Leopoldo
  • 03/20: 44-year-old woman, Esteio
  • 03/20: 88-year-old man, Giruá
  • 03/21: 83-year-old man, Novo Hamburgo
  • 03/21: 34-year-old man, from Novo Hamburgo
  • 03/21: 77 year old woman, Carazinho
  • 03/21: 58-year-old man, Capão da Can
  • 03/21: 59-year-old man, Gravataí
  • 03/22: 85-year-old man, from Santana do Livramento
  • 03/22: 73-year-old man, from São Leopoldo
  • 03/22: 82-year-old man, from Palmitinho
  • 03/25: 68-year-old man, from Cruz Alta
  • 03/25: 74-year-old woman, by Frederico Westphalen
  • 03/25: 78-year-old woman, from Novo Hamburgo
  • 03/26: 71-year-old man, Três de Maio
  • 03/26: 37-year-old woman, Porto Alegre
  • 03/27: 27 year old woman, Canoas
  • 03/27: 49 year old woman, São Leopoldo
  • 03/27: 77-year-old man, Novo Hamburgo
  • 03/28: 71-year-old man, Frederico Westphalen
  • 03/28: 93-year-old woman, Vista Alegre
  • 04/02: 23-year-old woman, Santa Rosa
  • 04/02: 80-year-old man, Três Passos
  • 04/02: 89-year-old man, Vicente Dutra

* Deaths by confirmation date

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