The new epidemiological bulletin from the State Department of Health (Sesa) released today confirms 6,889 new cases and six deaths from dengue compared to the previous week’s report. To date, Paraná has registered a total of 35,433 confirmed cases and 21 deaths.
Of the six deaths recorded, five occurred in the 17th Health Region of Londrina and one in the 9th Health Region of Foz do Iguaçu. There were three patients from Londrina (two men aged 59 and 69 years and a woman aged 62 years), one from Ibiporã (male, 68 years old), one from Prado Ferreira (male, 87 years old) and one from Foz do Iguaçu (male, 72 years). All had comorbidities.
Of the 22 Health Districts, only União da Vitória does not have autochthonous cases (when the disease is contracted in the city of residence).
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The Secretary of State for Health, Beto Preto, emphasizes that the entire population must be involved in the fight against dengue. “About 80% of the Aedes aegypti mosquito outbreaks form in backyards and inside homes, for this reason, the participation of the population in removing these breeding sites is so important”, he warned.
Concerning chikungunya, the state has 283 confirmed cases. There are 52 more (22.5%) than in the last report. Without the registration of new deaths, Paraná remains with two deaths from the disease, one case imported from Paraguay and a resident of Cascavel. Most confirmations (64%) are autochthonous and, of these, 175 (96%) are from patients residing in the Macro Oeste region, with 131 (74.8%) from the municipality of Foz do Iguaçu.
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