By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Through the first half of the year, the Federal District registered 42,159 cases of dengue, an increase of 20.2% over the same period last year, when there were 35,070 occurrences of the disease, according to the Department of Health.
The region with the most cases includes Ceilândia, with 4,840 infected, followed by Vicente Pires, with 1,837 notifications, and Santa Maria, with 3,561 occurrences.
38 deaths have been reported. This is less than the 42 reported during the same period in 2019.
In order to reduce the number of dengue cases, the Federal District Government recommends the following precautions to take to avoid the disease and the proliferation of the transmitting mosquito:
»Avoid standing water
»Cover buckets, water tanks and vats
»Leave bottles face down and keep bins always covered
»Keep drains and gutters always clean
Brazil has reported 1,221,897 dengue cases year to date, including 426 deaths. All four dengue serotypes are circulating in Brazil.
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