State of SP exceeds 200 deaths from dengue – 04/04/2024 – Balance and Health

State of SP exceeds 200 deaths from dengue – 04/04/2024 – Balance and Health

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The state of São Paulo reached the number of 205 deaths from dengue, according to data from the State Department of Health’s monitoring panel this Thursday (4). Another 406 deaths are under investigation. There are now 428,543 cases of the disease.

Of the dengue cases, 5,034 presented an alarm signal and 493 progressed seriously. The warning signs are intense and continuous abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, bleeding of mucous membranes, drop in blood pressure, enlarged liver, lethargy or irritability, accumulation of fluids in body cavities (ascites, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion), increased progressive hematocrit and postural hypotension (dizziness when standing up) and indicate worsening of the condition.

To date, the city of São Paulo has recorded the highest number of deaths (33), followed by Guarulhos (15), in the metropolitan region, Taubaté (12) and Jacareí (12). Brazil is experiencing an unprecedented dengue epidemic. This Wednesday (3), the country reached 1,020 deaths, with another 1,531 deaths under investigation and 2,671,332 probable cases of the disease recorded in 2024. Throughout last year, the country recorded 1,079 deaths from dengue.

On Tuesday (2), during an interview with journalists, the Ministry of Health stated that Brazil is experiencing a period of decline in the dengue epidemic. In seven states and the Federal District, the peak has already been reached and the disease curve is now decreasing. Another 12 federation units are stable. But seven states, especially in the Northeast, have a tendency for cases and deaths to increase.

The states with an upward trend in cases are Alagoas, Bahia, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte and Sergipe.

The drop, considered consolidated by the department, occurs in Acre, Amazonas, Espírito Santo, Federal District, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Piauí and Roraima.

Even facing an epidemic, the country has a low demand for vaccination. The Ministry of Health recommends vaccinating children aged 10 to 14 against dengue in Brazil, in accordance with recommendation criteria also from the WHO (World Health Organization).

This Thursday (4), the city of São Paulo began vaccination against dengue. The number of doses available, however, is insufficient for the entire target audience.

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