Coast confirms first dengue fever death of 2022

On Tuesday 17, the Secretary of State for Health (Sesa) made public the Epidemiological report n° 38/2021-2022 on the dengue fever situation throughout Paraná. According to technical data, in this bulletin, the coast of Paraná recorded 107 new cases of dengue fever, a disease caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Additionally, the first death from complications of the disease on the coast has been confirmed. The analysis covers the period from 11 to 17 May.

Since the start of the cycle, 56,191 cases and nine deaths from dengue fever have been confirmed in Paraná.

The data comes from the 38th epidemiological report, from the new seasonal period of the disease, which began on August 1, 2021 and is expected to continue until July 2022.

Coast

In the report published by Sesa, the municipality of Morretes has not recorded any confirmed cases of the disease caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito since August 2021. In total, the coast has 625 cases, being Matinhos (473); Pontal do Parana (86); Paranagua (48); Guaratuba (14); Antonina (3) and Guaraqueçaba (1).

According to the document published this week, the coast has confirmed the first death from dengue fever, since the start of the seasonal period of the disease, in August 2021. According to the Sesa bulletin, the deceased patient is from the city of Matinhos .

The Paraná coast has 426 cases under investigation of the disease, as follows: Pontal do Paraná (231); Paranagua (105); Matinhos (42); Guaratuba (34); Antonina (12) and Morretes (2).

The Epidemiological Report No. 38/2021-2022 of the Secretary of State for Health indicates that there are no confirmations of Chikungunya fever and Zika virus on the coast.

In total, the coast has 625 cases of the disease caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. (Photo: Tânia Rêgo / Agência Brasil)

Prevention

Elimination of the dengue mosquito is essential, as is information about the disease, how it is acquired and how to avoid its transmission. Activities with endemic control agents, data collection, field work by specialized teams, educational actions with the population, qualification and training of servers and health agents are behaviors that mobilize the public health system. However, public participation is essential for the elimination of mosquito breeding sites, since most are located on land and houses.

Parana

Currently, Paraná has 150,752 reported cases, with 56,191 confirmations. There are 12,440 more cases, an increase of 28.43% compared to the figures of the previous report. The data comes from the 38th epidemiological report, of the new seasonal period of the disease, which began on August 1 and is expected to continue until July 2022, made public on Tuesday 17.

Of the 380 municipalities that have recorded dengue notifications, 328 have confirmed the disease, and in 286 of them there are autochthonous cases, that is, dengue was contracted in the municipality of patient’s residence.

The weekly bulletin Dengue da Sesa reports the death of nine other people. The disease has already caused 21 deaths across the state since the start of the epidemiological period.

With information from Sesa

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