Dengue cases increase by almost 600% in Rio de Janeiro

Dengue cases increase by almost 600% in Rio de Janeiro

Before the rise, the local governor, Cláudio Castro, presented a State Combat Plan, which includes hydration rooms and medical training. “We are working to reduce the impact of dengue,” he said.


Cases of dengue they reached a 587% growth in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro so far in January, compared to the same period last year, regional health authorities reported.

In the first three weeks of January 2024, “the state recorded 9,963 notifications of probable cases of the disease, which represents a growth in 587% compared to the same period in 2023″, according to data from the Health Intelligence Center (CIS) collected by the Brazil Agency.

Given these figures, the governor of Rio de Janeiro, Claudio Castropresented a State Plan to Combat Dengue which includes, among others, the authorization of 80 hydration rooms with the capacity to serve up to 8,000 patients up to date.

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“We are working to reduce the impact of dengue in Rioin support of the municipalities and following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. We have a guideline that is implemented every day of the year, with monitoring, intelligence and, above all, a careful look at our people,” he explained. Castro on his profile on the social network X, formerly Twitter.

The plan also contemplates the training of some 2,000 medical professionals of the 92 municipalities of the state, in order to obtain more precise diagnoses and more accurate treatmentsand the reconversion of 160 beds in nine hospital centers to treat denguejust as was already done with the Covid-19.

In this context, the Brazilian Ministry of Health noted on Friday that “before the increase in the number of dengue cases in Brazilit’s time to intensify attention and Join forces to eliminate outbreaks Aedes aegyptitransmitter dengue, zika and chikungunya“since” this is the main way of prevent disease transmission“.

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A few ago, the Brazilian Ministry of Health had announced that from February a immunization campaign against dengue due to the increase in cases and reported the arrival of a first shipment of the vaccine the weekend, out of a total of 6.5 million what do you expect to receive in 2024.

Source: Ambito

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