First death from dengue in the region is confirmed in Barbacena | Wood zone

First death from dengue in the region is confirmed in Barbacena | Wood zone
First death from dengue in the region is confirmed in Barbacena | Wood zone
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1 of 1 Aedes aegypti, file photo — Photo: GETTY IMAGES via BBC
Aedes aegypti, file photo — Photo: GETTY IMAGES via BBC

It was confirmed this Friday (2) the first death from dengue in Zona da Mata and Campo das Vertentes. This is a 54-year-old resident of Barbacena, who was admitted to the hospital on January 20th and died after organ failure and hemorrhage.

The information was released by City Hall through social media. According to the Executive, the Positive test was confirmed by the Public Health Laboratory of the State of Minas Gerais (Funed)but it is not yet included in the epidemiological bulletin of the State Department of Health (SES-MG).

The production of TV Integration contacted SES-MG for more information and is awaiting a response.

More deaths investigated in the region

Others five suspected dengue deaths are investigated in the region since the beginning of 2024. They are: Piau (1), Tocantins (1), Ubá (1) and Cataguases (2).

1️⃣ What is dengue fever?

  • Dengue is part of a group of diseases called arboviruses;
  • The virus is transmitted by the bite of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito and has four different serotypes: DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4.

2️⃣ Main symptoms

  • The infection does not always present symptoms;
  • The individual may have asymptomatic dengue fever or have a mild condition;
  • But you need to be careful if the person has a high fever (39 °C to 40 °C), which starts suddenly, accompanied by at least two other symptoms. As:
  • Intense headache;
  • Pain behind the eyes;
  • Muscle and joint pain;
  • Nausea and vomiting;
  • Red spots on the body.

❗ The ministry warns that it is important to seek a health service for adequate diagnosis and treatment when presenting possible symptoms of dengue.

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Tags: death dengue region confirmed Barbacena Wood zone

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