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Dengue: Brazil will have 75 confirmed deaths and half a million probable cases in 2024


Brazil has reached half a million probable dengue cases, according to a report from the Ministry of Health’s Arbovirus Monitoring Group. investigation. The document was last used this Monday (12).

There will be 75 confirmed dengue deaths in Brazil in 2024 – Photo: Araquari City Hall/Disclosure/ND

Compared to the same period last year, the number of probable cases has quadrupled – in 2023 there were 128,842. Minas Gerais leads the statistics with 171.7 thousand registered cases, followed by São Paulo with 83.6 thousand and the Federal District with 171.7 thousand registered cases. 64.4 thousand and Parana – 55.5 thousand. Roraima, Maranhão and Alagoas reported fewer cases, with 93, 261 and 290 cases respectively.

In terms of incidence rate, the Federal District has 2286.2 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants and is the leader in statistics. Next come Minas Gerais (836.3 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants), Acre (582.2) and Parana (485.3). According to the report, the lowest rates are in Roraima (14.6/100 thousand), Sergipe (17.8) and Piaui (18.9).

The majority of entries are from women, accounting for 55% of the total, while men account for 45%.

Dengue vaccination

This month, the Ministry of Health began distributing dengue vaccines to municipalities that meet criteria determined jointly with Conass (National Council of Health Secretaries) and Conasems (National Council of Municipal Health Secretaries).

Vaccination began with children aged 10 to 11 years and will gradually expand as new batches arrive from the production laboratory. In the first phase, 521 Brazilian municipalities were selected for immunization through SUS (Single Health System).

Pay attention to repellents

Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) published recommendations on the use of repellents last Sunday (11), highlighting the importance of understanding how to use and the effectiveness of the product, especially against Aedes aegypti.

Use in children requires special attention, with restricted use for children under 2 years of age and limited concentrations for children aged 2 to 12 years. Anvisa also emphasizes the importance of agency-approved repellents and warns against products without scientific evidence of effectiveness, such as citronella, andiroba and clove oil products, which are not recommended.

Awareness and Prevention

According to the control authorities, at this critical time, it is imperative that every citizen does his part in the fight against dengue fever. Eliminating mosquito breeding sites and seeking medical attention at the first sign of illness are simple measures, but they are critical to protecting the public.

Below are the main symptoms of the disease:

  • High temperature with sudden onset;
  • Headache; • Pain behind the eyes;
  • Loss of taste and appetite; • Nausea and vomiting;
  • Dizziness;
  • Severe fatigue;
  • Measles-like spots on the skin, mainly on the chest and upper limbs;
  • Softness and pain in the body;
  • Pain in bones and joints.

Source: Ndmais


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