The Brazil Ministry of Health reported 82,254 probable cases of dengue through April 2023 in Espírito Santo. This compares 2,844 probable cases reported during the same period in 2022, a nearly 2800 percent increase.
In addition to dengue, other arboviruses have seen an increase in the state–There were also 4,492 possible cases of chikungunya, compared to 586 records in the same period last year. As for Zika cases, 3,267 cases were registered in 2023, against 53 in the same period of 2022.
Faced with the increase in cases, the Ministry of Health launched a national campaign to combat arboviruses. With the message “Brazil united against dengue, Zika and chikungunya”, the mobilization warns about the signs and symptoms of the diseases, as well as ways of preventing and controlling the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. The campaign has been running since Thursday (4th) on open and segmented TV, radio, internet, sound cars and in places with large circulation of people in all regions of the country.