Last Monday (21) Ministry the health Reported that cases of dengue fever in Brazil In 2022 it increased by 43.9% compared to last year. Between January 2 and March 12, 2022, 161,605 cases were identified.
According to the epidemiological bulletin published by the same ministry, the incidence of dengue fever by region was:
- Midwest with 204.2 cases per 100,000 residents;
- North with 97.4 cases / 100 thousand residents;
- Southeast 47.9 cases / 100 thousand people;
- South 49 cases / 100 thousand people.
- Northeast 31 cases / 100 thousand inhabitants;
Already cities With the largest number of infected people per 100,000 residents were: São Goiânia (1069 / 100,000) and Brasília / DF (344.3 / 100,000). According to the state health department, in the federal capital, the increase between 2021 and 2022 was 348%.
Summer rains, between January and March, help the disease thrive, as Aedes aegypti mosquito infestations are places for standing water, such as bottles and tyres. In addition, the Rio de Janeiro State Department of Health identified an 11% jump in cases and warned residents to maintain care, combating Illness.
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