By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The Paraná State Department of Health (Sesa) reported yesterday in it’s arbovirus epidemiological report the first locally transmitted chikungunya cases of the current epidemic period.
There are three patients living in Rondon municipality, all of whom have family ties, no travel reports and onset of symptoms in August 2021.
Environmental, epidemiological and health care surveillance followed the family and so far they are considered isolated cases.
According to the Secretary of Health of Paraná, Beto Preto, “there is no reason to be alert. Our teams followed the new case. But we must continue with the necessary care, so that the numbers do not increase”.
In addition to chikungunya, health officials also reported 249 dengue fever cases in the weekly bulletin, 30 more cases than the previous report.
New confirmed cases were registered in Foz do Iguaçu, Paranavaí, Londrina, Maringá, Nova Aurora, Marshal Cândido Rondon, Ribeirão Claro, Sertaneja, Rolândia, Ibiporã, Bela Vista do Paraíso, Ubiratã, Engineer Beltrão and Paranaguá.
There are still 1,585 cases under investigation and 230 municipalities registered notifications of dengue, which went from 4,797 to 5,468. The State did not record any deaths during this period.
Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain, which is often debilitating. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue, and rash.
The disease shares some clinical signs with dengue and Zika, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where they are common. As there is no cure, treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.