São Paulo exceeds 100,000 dengue cases

São Paulo exceeds 100,000 dengue cases

The city of São Paulo has reported an alarming increase in dengue cases this year, with the state Department of Health confirming a total of dengue cases. 100,272 cases Until Saturday, September 30, 2024. This figure is the result of an analysis of 246,417 notifications received by the General Secretariat, indicating a situation of concern for public health in the capital.

Among the confirmed cases 99,588 Dengue fever is common, while 601 It has been identified as dengue fever with an alarm signal, and 83 Such as severe dengue fever. Moreover, there is 114,106 probable cases is still under analysis, 13,834 Cases under investigation and 131,894 Cases were ignored. The number of confirmed deaths due to the disease reached 19, while 84 others are still under investigation.

What measures are being taken by the São Paulo City Council?

In the face of the increasing wave of dengue cases in the capital, São Paulo, the municipality of São Paulo announced preventive measures aimed at immunizing students in the municipal education network. According to a statement by Mayor Ricardo Nunes (MDB) last Friday, September 29, there are plans to start vaccination in schools as soon as the vaccine doses are delivered by the Ministry of Health.

Who is the target group for the vaccination campaign?

According to the mayor's information, the vaccination campaign will currently maintain the age group determined by the Ministry of Health, with a focus on Children and adolescents aged 10 to 14 years. This decision remains in place despite requests from other states to expand the target audience, reflecting concerns about protecting this age group that is particularly vulnerable to the disease.

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What are the challenges facing dengue control?

One of the biggest challenges facing dengue containment is… Low vaccination adherence rateThis, in addition to the wait for the doses promised by the Ministry of Health, whose delivery expectations have not yet been officially announced, makes the scenario even more complex. The situation requires rapid and effective action by health authorities and the population alike, in order to prevent the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the disease, and adherence to vaccination campaigns.

This significant increase in dengue cases in São Paulo highlights the importance of continued preventive measures against the disease, along with the need for an effective vaccination strategy that can achieve broad population coverage. Combating dengue fever in densely populated urban areas like São Paulo requires a joint effort from all sectors of society to mitigate the effects of this potentially dangerous disease.

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