Minas Gerais recorded a 44% increase in positive cases of dengue in a week. The number of diagnoses of the disease increased from 13,802 to 19,859. Deaths also increased, and now the state counts seven deaths. Expert alerts for the peak season of the disease as the weather is hot and rainy.
Data released earlier this week by the Minas Gerais State Ministry of Health (SES-MG), indicates the possibility of an increase in positive diagnoses, as the state has 70,494 probable cases. The number of deaths under investigation is 33. The most prevalent serotype of dengue, to date, is 1, according to Health Volume.
Dengue comes in cycles and we have four types, when the serotype returns to circulation after some period, the trend is in more cases, the population is unprotected. Immunization occurs when you have the disease. Many of the cases are worrisome, as we already had a time when it was necessary to install containers to serve patients,” infectious disease scientist Leandro Curie highlights.
Currently, making people aware and thus taking care of standing water in gutters, plant pots and other vessels is an effective way to control mosquitoes. Aedes aegyptiIt is a carrier of dengue, Zika and chikungunya. However, Currie points out that arthropod viruses will, in fact, only be eradicated when there is a vaccination.
“Unfortunately, with only campaigns and education, we have not been able to eradicate it. We always have a backlog. Contagious infectious diseases will not be in great numbers if the population behaves properly to prevent them. We have been pressing this key for many years, but we have not had the desired result.” “.
The expert points out that the National Health Supervision Agency (Anvisa) approved last Thursday (3) on Registration of a new vaccine for dengue fever. The Qdenga vaccine, which is produced by Takeda Pharma, is for people between the ages of 4 and 60. According to the agency, the vaccination will be given under the skin in a two-dose schedule, with a three-month interval between applications.
While vaccination is not done, control of the spread of Aedes is essential. “One thing I always like to emphasize when dealing with this topic is that the vector must be fought during the cold and dry season. That is, we need to clean before, because when it rains, it is too late. In this period we are experiencing an explosion,” says the infection specialist. In cases of dengue, the recommended thing is to use insect repellents continuously.
what has been done
According to the report, SES-MG reported that among the measures implemented were weekly monitoring of cases, drawing up an epidemiological bulletin and planning insecticide requests with the Ministry of Health to be sent to municipalities, in addition to weekly meetings with health directorates on measures to prevent and control arboviruses ( Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya).
Among the secretariat’s actions, we highlight the weekly monitoring of cases, drawing up an epidemiological bulletin and planning insecticide requests with the Ministry of Health to send them to municipalities, as well as weekly meetings with health districts on measures to prevent and control arboviruses (dengue, zika and chikungunya).
“Vocational training is another front for work. SES-MG has recently launched the ‘Clinical Management of Arboviruses I-Dengue’ course.” Through this course, SES-MG hopes to reduce the complications caused by dengue fever, especially those that are preventable, and are associated with In addition, the General Secretariat intends to educate health professionals about the importance of reporting cases of dengue fever in their lands, so that the state can develop effective measures to combat the disease, based on the reality of each region.
See the scenario of arboviruses in Minas Gerais until March 6, 2023
- Possible cases – 23,099
- confirmed cases – 5705
- Confirmed deaths – 0
- The deaths are under investigation – 4
- Possible cases – 115
- confirmed cases – 3
- Confirmed deaths – 0
The epidemiological leaflet can be read by clicking on it here.
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