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Death of dengue in RS rises to 29


The number of deaths by deng in Rio Grande do Sul, according to the arbovirus surveillance platform State Department of Health (SES). So far, 24,156 infections have been confirmed in the state in 2022, of which 19,873 are autochthonous – contamination acquired in the gaucho’s territory.

In the first five months of this year, there are already more deaths than all of 2021 due to dengue, as last year there were 11 deaths from the disease. In 2020, the number was even lower (six).

Among the municipalities, Igrejinha is the one with the most deaths in dengue (five) in 2022. Following are Novo Hamburgo and Horizontina, with three deaths each. In Porto Alegre, someone died from the disease. However, the capital is the second city with the most confirmed dengue cases in 2022 (1,958), behind only. pavementand 2,890 infections.

Most of those who died were 70 years of age or older (20). Another nine who resisted were between 10 and 59 years old. The female public accounts for 59% of deaths (17), while the male public accounts for 41% (12).

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Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits dengue, is on average less than 1 centimeter in size, dark in color, and has white spots on its legs, head, and body. Generally, the mosquito has the intensified circulation in the summer, due to the combination of warmer temperatures and rain. To reproduce, it needs standing water. Therefore, care to avoid spreading them seeks to eliminate these possible breeding sites, preventing the birth of the mosquito.

The preferred storage for eggs are household containers with standing water or even on the walls, even when dry. Examples include rubber, cans, glass, broken bottles, pot dishes, water tanks, or other poorly covered reservoirs, among others.

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