Brazil has nearly 300 deaths from dengue fever this year, tripling the number in the same period last year.

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 Brazil has nearly 300 deaths from dengue fever this year, tripling the number in the same period last year.


The latest epidemiological bulletin issued by Brazils Ministry of Health recently said that dengue fever cases in Brazil have shown an upward trend since this year. As of 27 May, 965,000 suspected cases of dengue fever had been reported nationwide, a five-fold increase over the same period last year. Among them, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais in the southeast have the largest number of suspected cases, with 320,000 cases and 322,000 cases, respectively. The two states account for 68.3% of the total number of cases in the country. In addition, 37,000 suspected cases of dengue fever were reported in Parana.

Meanwhile, suspected cases of dengue fever have doubled in some Brazilian States since this year. As of May 27, the number of suspected cases in Tocantins, Southern Mato Grosso, Santa Catalina, Southern Rio Grande, Roraima and the Federal District of Brasilia was 10 times higher than in the same period last year.

Dengue fever is an acute tropical infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and joint pain. Severe patients may also show symptoms such as bleeding, decreased blood pressure, dyspnea, and even death.

Source: Responsible Editor of China News Network: Chengyu_NBJ11143