October 26, 2021

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Recife confirms first death this year as it records 648% increase in cases of the disease

Recife confirms first death this year as it records 648% increase in cases of the disease

In an arbovirus epidemiological bulletin, sent at the request of the JC report, the Recife (Sisaw) Health Department confirms, this Wednesday (22), the first death of the year due to chikungun, at a time when the city recorded a 648% increase in cases With the disease, compared to the same period in 2020. The death was a 90-year-old woman, who lived in the Jardim region of São Paulo, on the western side of the capital, Pernambuco.

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The elderly woman started showing symptoms such as fever, headache and body aches on June 8, and on June 12, she was admitted to a government hospital. The patient’s death occurred on June 14 and was confirmed by clinical and laboratory standards, after the case was analyzed and discussed by the municipality’s technical epidemiological surveillance team. The death is also the second confirmed death of the year from arthropod viruses in Pernambuco, and was published in the 35th Arthropod Virus Epidemiological Bulletin of Sissau. In August of this year, the department confirmed the death of a 76-year-old man from dengue, who lived in the San Martin neighborhood of the city’s western district..

In addition to these confirmed deaths, the capital of Pernambuco is still investigating four more deaths of people who died with a suggestive picture of infection caused by a virus transmitted by the virus. Aedes aegypti.

This year alone, in Recife, as of September 4, 22,240 suspected arbovirus cases have been reported, including 8,494 dengue cases, 13,278 chikungunya cases, and 468 Zika cases. Among them, 4,717 cases of dengue and 10,093 cases of chikungunna were confirmed. Compared to the same period the previous year, there was an increase of about 356% of reported cases and 447% of confirmed cases of HIV infection. Another worrying point is the fact that the control chart, based on the historical series of possible cases of dengue, shows that the detection rate of potential cases of the disease, this year, is currently exceeding the expected maximum, according to Sisao.

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If potential cases are considered (those in which negligent suspects are thrown), as of September 4 the city has reported 6,779 dengue, 12,412 chicungunha and 130 Zika, for a total of 19,321 probable cases of the virus. arbovirus. Compared to the same period in 2020, there was an increase of 509.6% of probable dengue cases and 648.2% of chikunguna cases.

Arboviruses in vivo

The Recife Department of Health reports that when considering possible cases of arbovirus in the past eight weeks (7-11 to 04/09), it refers to the period of the last active transmission of STIs. AedesThe neighborhoods that presented the largest number of possible cases were: Ipura (278), Cohab (145), Agua Fria (141), Campina do Barito (123) and Campo Grande (113). However, when analyzing disease risk, the neighborhoods with the highest detection rates per 10,000 inhabitants were: Campina do Barreto (120.6), Bairro do Recife (61.8), Beberibe (55.7) and Cajueiro (55.1).

The latest Aedes aegypti Index (LIRAa) rapid survey, conducted from August 30 to September 1, gave an overall result in Recife of 1.7% (average risk of an arbovirus outbreak). Six neighborhoods (Santo Amaro, Tigibio, Torreses, Jordão, Nova Discoberta, Alto do Mando) present a high risk of infection by Aedes aegypti.