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Minister of Health: Dengue cases are declining or stabilizing in 20 states – News

Minister of Health: Dengue cases are declining or stabilizing in 20 states – News

The disease is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito
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Brazil has 12 stable states, 8 with a decreasing trend and 7 with an increasing trend in the number of dengue cases, said the Minister of Health, Nicia Trindade, on Monday (8) during a press conference held in the Palacio do Planalto, in Brasilia.

“Dengue is a disease that does not manifest itself in the same way throughout Brazil. We started with a huge number of cases in January, especially in the Central-Western region, and today we have eight states with clear downward trends: Amazonas, Acre, and Espírito Santo. Federal District,” Nicia said. Goiás, Minas Gerais, Piaui and Roraima.

“12 states have a stable number of cases: they are not growing, but the sharp decline has not yet begun. They are: Amapa, Ceara, Mato Grosso, Pará, Paraíba, Paraná, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro.” He added: “There are 7 states.” With an increasing trend: Alagoas, Bahia, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte and Sergipe.”

Most recently, Brazil reached 1,020 deaths and 2.671 million probable cases of the disease since the beginning of the year. Another 1,531 deaths are being investigated. From March 1 to April 1, Brazil recorded 665 deaths from dengue fever, an average of 20 daily records. According to the Ministry of Health, this number is the highest for the month of March since 2000, when the ministry began counting cases.

The Federal District is the federal unit with the highest number of deaths (207), followed by São Paulo (197), Minas Gerais (154), Paraná (101), and Goiás (88). Together, these five sites represent 73% of the total deaths. According to Nicia Trinidad, despite the placement, DF is showing a downward trend.

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