By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Paraná State Department of Health (Sesa) warned today of the increase in cases of chikungunya, a disease also transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, as well as dengue and zika virus.

Aedes aegypti/CDC

According to The Weekly Report on Arboviruses, Paraná currently has 193 notifications for chikungunya and 29 confirmed cases.

“Sesa is alert to this sudden increase in cases; we have already advised all 22 Regional Health Offices, mainly assistance services, for increased attention to possible cases. The correct notification points us to where the viral circulation is and enables the action ”, affirmed the State Secretary of Health, Beto Preto.

“Today the state of São Paulo is going through an outbreak of chikungunya; the proximity to Paraná and the flow of people between the states may have led to an increase in cases here ”, explains Sesa’s Environmental Surveillance coordinator, Ivana Belmonte.