On the eve of Carnival, Rio de Janeiro declared “the state of public health emergency” due to the increase in dengue cases. The authorities described “epidemic“the presence of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and presented a plan to implement a series of measures to prevent its proliferation.
In the city of brazil They have already exceeded 10,000 cases since the year began, compared to the 22,959 reported in the entire year 2023. For this reason, the Rio Carnival which begins next Friday and causes thousands of people to take to the streets.
Dengue in Rio de Janeiro and other regions of Brazil
In addition to the situation he is going through Rio de Janeiro Due to the increase in dengue cases, other regions of Brazil also face important mosquito outbreaks. In the case of the Federal District of Brasilia, for example, a field hospital has been opened to care for infected patients.
The Rio Mayor’s Office has warned that “The numbers are high throughout Brazil, which raises the alarm for the urgency of actions by public power and the population.”
According to the Ministry of Health, Brazil has registered 262,247 cases of dengue, 29 deaths confirmed that they were due to the disease and other 173 They are under investigation.
Dengue in Rio de Janeiro: prevention measures
The Brazilian city authorities They plan to create an emergency operation center, set up ten specific care points that will be distributed in the municipality, reserve beds in public hospitals for patients with the disease and fumigate the places with the highest number of cases.
While, Nísia Trindadethe Minister of Health, inaugurated a dengue emergency operations center little by little until the first vaccines begin to be distributed.