On a visit to Brazil, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said this Wednesday (7) that the dengue outbreak registered in the country is part of a large increase in cases of the disease on a large scale. global. According to him, throughout 2023, 500 million cases and more than 5 thousand deaths were reported in around 80 countries in all regions, except Europe.
During the launch ceremony of the Brasil Saudável program, Tedros recalled that the El Niño phenomenon, associated with the increase in global temperatures, has been contributing to the increase in dengue cases in Brazil and around the world. The WHO director-general also commented on vaccination against the disease and said that the country has a gigantic capacity to produce inputs of this type.
“Brazil is doing its best. Efforts are on interrupting transmission and improving disease control,” she said. “We have the vaccine and this can be used as one of the combat tools”, he added.
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