By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Health Department of the Federal District is reporting an increase in dengue fever cases over the first eight months of 2020.
According to data contained in the epidemiological bulletin, 44,523 probable cases of dengue were reported through the end of August, a 22.1 percent increase over the number of cases during the same period in 2019.
43 dengue related fatalities have been recorded in Brazil’s capital.
According to the bulletin, Ceilândia is the region with the highest number of dengue cases, with 4,998. This is followed by the regions of Gama with 4,676 cases, and Santa Maria with 3,730.
Brazil has reported 1,337,095 total dengue fever cases in 2020 to date, including 475 deaths.