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São Carlos confirms fourth case of chikungunya this year |  Sao Carlos and Araraquara

São Carlos confirms fourth case of chikungunya this year | Sao Carlos and Araraquara

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is responsible for transmitting chikungunya. – Image: Reproduction / EPTV

Sao Carlos (SP) confirmed on Tuesday (22) that Fourth case of chikungunya in 2023. According to City Hall and others, the The record is importedThat is, the patient contracted the disease in another city.

The new case is a 49-year-old woman who became infected in the municipality of América Dorada in the state of Bahia, located 430 km from the capital, Salvador. No information was disclosed about her health condition.

The first case of chikungunya recorded this year in São Carlos was a 10-year-old boy. He contracted the disease in February in the mining town of Jaiba. The following month, the second case was a 22-year-old patient who became infected in Barytos.

Regarding the third and penultimate case, the city municipality did not provide details about the patient. The disease is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, like dengue, Zika and yellow fever.

The following are symptoms of the disease:

Symptoms of chikungunya — Photo: Ministry of Health

Numbers of chikungunya, dengue, zika and yellow fever

In addition to the four pluses, there are 9 patients are waiting for the test result that detects chikungunya. In all, 105 notifications have been registered, with 92 cases canceled this year.

With regard to dengue fever, the municipality recorded 2,958 reports, 637 positive cases, 545 local and 92 expats.

Regarding Zika virus and yellow fever, there are no positive cases or cases under investigation.

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