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Dengue, in Brazil almost one million infections – Breaking news

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Dengue, in Brazil almost one million infections – Breaking news

In the first two months of the year, Brazil is already close to one million dengue fever infections. This was reported by the Ministry of Health, according to which as of February 27th there were 973,347 confirmed cases of the disease. In number it represents 58.9% of all infections last year. The incidence rate went from 777.6 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants in 2023 to 453.3 in 2024. In the first 2 months of the year, 195 people have already died, a higher number than the 149 deaths in the whole of 2023. In an attempt to raise awareness the population towards prevention, the mystery of Health has organized the “D-Day” on March 2nd in the fight against dengue.

On this occasion, a communication campaign will be launched with the diffusion of the video “10 minutes against dengue” which provides advice on how to contain the epidemic by avoiding the proliferation of the Aedes Egypti mosquito, which transmits the arbovirus that causes the disease . “I invite all of society to a great national mobilization this Saturday 2 March.

We reserve our 10 minutes against dengue to prevent infections by eliminating the conditions for the reproduction of mosquitoes,” said Health Minister Nísia Trindade at a press conference in Brasilia.

The government has already allocated 1.5 billion reais (283 million euros) to states and municipalities to support the expenses of local authorities in the fight against the epidemic. An ordinance from the Ministry of Health also announced the launch of a plan to facilitate the allocation of resources to the seven states – Acre, Goias, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina – which have decreed the state of emergency.

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