By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The State Department of Health (SES) in Minas Gerais, Brazil reported 58,126 confirmed dengue fever cases (84,529 probable cases- confirmed and suspected) in 2020, a significant decrease compared to the previous year when the state saw 483,733 probable cases.
The Epidemiological Bulletin published last week also shows there were 13 dengue-related deaths and another 57 suspect deaths. This compares with 171 confirmed deaths in 2019.
Mining towns recorded the most cases to include Belo Horizonte (5,703) and Pará de Minas (3,640) seeing the most.
In addition to dengue, other diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito were recorded in the bulletin:
3,123 probable cases of chikungunya were found, of which 1,689 were confirmed and three suspected deaths.
Regarding Zika, 479 probable cases were registered. Of these, 144 were confirmed for the disease.
In 2020, Brazil recorded more than 1.4 million dengue fever cases, including nearly 1000 deaths.