Brazil Breaks Record of Deaths Caused by Dengue in 2022

The country has 218 cities with a high risk of infestation by the Aedes aegypti mosquito

São Paulo

In 2022, Brazil recorded the highest number of deaths from dengue in its history. There were 1,016 deaths from the disease, according to the latest epidemiological bulletin from the Secretariat for Health and Environment Surveillance.

Among the states, São Paulo registered the highest number of victims: 282. Goias (162), Paraná (109), Santa Catarina (88) and Rio Grande do Sul (66) appear next.

Doctor Antonio Carlos Bandeira, a member of the SBI (Brazilian Society of Infectology), says that 2022 brought together different factors that contributed to the increase in cases.

In addition to the seasonality of the disease, it occurs in periods with heavy rains and high temperatures, creating an environment conducive to the proliferation of mosquitoes.

The pandemic also affected prevention actions, which, according to Bandeira, were left in the background. "There was a delay in the delivery of larvicides and material for the fogging"

In December, when asked about the high number of deaths from dengue in the country, the Ministry of Health stated that it constantly monitored the epidemiological situation of arboviruses and continuously invested in actions to combat the mosquito.

Translated by Cassy Dias

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