The Minas Gerais State Department of Health (SES) has reported a 224 percent rise in dengue cases in the state in the past 12 days.
On January 20, the State Department of Health (SES) reported 178 cases.
According to data released this week, the total reached 577 at the beginning of February, which means an increase of 224.1%.
In addition, only one case of chikungunya, also transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, had been confirmed on January 20. The number rose to 13, an increase of 1200%. Seven probable cases of Zika are investigated in the state – there was no confirmation of the disease this year.
The SES reinforced that, in case of suspected dengue, the person needs to seek medical attention immediately.
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