By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Health officials in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul reported 1,126 additional dengue fever cases in the past week, bringing the total this year so far to 61,604 confirmed cases.


Two additional deaths were recorded in the city of Ponta Porã in May, bringing the total dengue related fatalities to 39.

Officials say this is the worst epidemic of the disease since 2014.

The region of Grande Dourados is the one with the highest number of deaths, being 9, with 3 in Dourados, 2 in Ponta Porã, 2 in Caarapó, and one in the cities of Laguna Caarapã and Itaporã, all neighboring Dourados, which, in addition to being the current COVID-19 epicenter in Mato Grosso do Sul, it is also experiencing a triple epidemic of arboviruses if you include chikungunya and Zika.

Aedes aegypti mosquito merchandise

According to an alert by the SES (State Department of Health ), the population should avoid standing water anywhere it can accumulate and at any time of the year, since “in addition to Aedes Aegypti transmitting dengue, today, the mosquito it has become one of the greatest enemies of public health , as it also transmits the Zika virus and Chikungunya fever ”.