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The number of deaths from dengue fever in Brazil exceeds the total number of deaths during the past two years combined – peak time zone

The number of deaths from dengue fever in Brazil exceeds the total number of deaths during the past two years combined – peak time zone

Aedes aegypti, dengue, chikungunya

Hey Brazil It reached an alarming milestone on Monday (6), surpassing the number of deaths caused by Dengue fever In the last two years combined. With 2,246 confirmed deaths and another 2,432 cases under investigation, the country faces an alarming situation regarding the disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Data released by the Ministry of Health reveal that in the first five months of the year alone, 163 deaths were recorded in January, 227 in February, 601 in March, and 1,082 in April. These numbers represent a significant increase compared to previous years.

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In addition to the deaths, Brazil is also facing a large number of potential cases of the disease, totaling 4.453 million records. The incidence rate of cases per 100,000 people is 2,193.1, which highlights the seriousness of the situation in various regions of the country. The states most affected by dengue in 2024 are: São Paulo, with 585 deaths, followed by Minas Gerais (360), Federal District (309), Paraná (263), and Goiás (156). Together, these states represent 75% of the total deaths recorded, demonstrating the need for urgent measures to contain the spread of the disease.

*The report was prepared with the help of artificial intelligence

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