Piauí has ​​already registered 1,074 cases of dengue fever this year, an increase of 220% compared to last year.

In the first 3 months of 2022 alone, 1,074 cases of the disease were registered in 67 cities, while in 2021 there were 334 notifications in 41 municipalities.

In Piauí, dengue cases increased by 221.6% compared to the same period in 2021, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the State Department of Health. In 2022, 1,074 cases of the disease were recorded in 67 cities, while in 2021, there were 334 declarations in 41 municipalities. Continue after ad

The five municipalities of Piauí with the highest incidence of cases are: Curimatá, São Pedro do Piauí, Antônio Almeida, Avelino Lopes and Curralinhos. One death from dengue was confirmed this year.

The Secretary of State for Health, Florentino Neto, stressed that the increase in cases attracts attention and reinforces the importance of preventive measures. According to him, the population should not neglect dengue prevention measures.

The supervisor of entomology at the state health department, Ocimar Alencar, has boosted public participation for the situation to be reversed and the state to reduce the number of cases.

“We have an increase in cases every week, which gives us an alert. Our teams stay in contact with the municipalities and verify adaptation strategies. At the same time, we ask the population to maintain their role of taking care of their domestic environment, avoiding places conducive to the development of the vector,” commented.

According to the supervisor, most of the breeding sites detected in cities are found in family environments, which reinforces the need for more intense care by the population.

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The bulletin also provides data on chikungunya fever, with a 662.5% increase in new cases compared to the same period in 2021. São Pedro do Piauí, Oeiras, São Julião, Curralinhos and Porto Alegre do Piauí are the municipalities with the highest incidence of cases. . The state has yet to record a death from the disease since 2018, when six people died.

Source: G1 / Edition: Tribuna de Parnaíba

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