The city of São José do Rio Preto in São Paulo state, Brazil has recorded more than 1,000 cases of dengue in the first two months of 2022.
According to the Municipal Health Department, there were 1,093 cases registered between January and February. No deaths were recorded in the period.
The most affected neighborhoods are Estoril (111), São Deocleciano (109), São Francisco (85), Parque Industrial (76) and Centro (74), in the eastern and southern regions of the city.
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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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