On Friday, the State Department of Health of Mato Grosso do Sul reported an additional 296 confirmed dengue fever cases in the past week.
With the update, the State now reaches 16,453 confirmed cases in 2022, including 19 fatalities.
The most cases have been reported from Campo Grande (7,472), followed by Chapadão do Sul (956) and Amambai (943).
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Dengue is a disease caused by a virus spread through mosquito bites. The disease can take up to 2 weeks to develop with illness generally lasting less than a week.
Health effects from dengue include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle and joint pain, and minor bleeding.
Dengue can become severe within a few hours. Severe dengue is a medical emergency, usually requiring hospitalization.
In severe cases, health effects can include hemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (seriously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.
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