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Posted at 3:30 pm | 04 Aug 2022 | Story

Sesap publishes a brand new epidemiological article on arboviruses in RN

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The bulletin supplies an summary of the arbovirus outbreaks so far.

The Secretary of State for Public Health (Sesap) launched on Thursday (4th), the most recent information concerning the arbovirus illness in Rio Grande do Norte, relating to the interval between the Epidemiological Week 1 to twenty-eight, which ended on July 16, 2019. 2022. This information supplies an summary of the incidence of arbovirus infections so far.

In the case of dengue, till Epidemiological Week 28, 39,565 suspected instances of dengue had been reported to the RN, of which 6,440 had been confirmed, 33,901 instances had been thought-about possible, 5,664 had been confirmed useless and 17 are being investigated. The reported instances had been 952.03 instances per 100,000 individuals.

If we examine this yr’s figures with these of 2021, when there was no dengue epidemic, a big improve is seen. Although final yr, in the identical interval of epidemics, 742 instances had been confirmed, this yr there have been 6,440 confirmations.

In the case of Chikungunya, as much as the Epidemiological Week 28, 13,446 suspected instances of the illness had been reported to the RN, with 2,423 confirmed instances, 11,028 suspected instances, 2,418 instances and two confirmed deaths. The incidence was 309.70 instances per 100,000 individuals.

Regarding Zika, between the Epidemiological week 1 and 28 of 2022 in RN, 5,572 suspected instances of the illness had been reported, with 337 confirmed instances, 4,062 instances thought-about possible, 1,510 had been discarded and no confirmed loss of life. The incidence was 114.07 doable instances per 100,000 individuals.

Regarding Zika in pregnant girls, there have been 16 confirmed instances in 2022, in response to laboratories. The variety of instances of Zika in pregnant girls is evaluated within the evaluation of epidemiological points, because of the affect of the Zika Virus inflicting microcephaly or adjustments within the central nervous system of the fetus.

“The evaluation of the incidence of epidemics of arboviruses exhibits that probably the most affected age group is the working age group (25 to 59 years) and all of the reported instances are properly distributed all through the state. We additionally noticed a lower within the variety of arboviruses from the Epidemiological Week 23 to go ahead, however we can’t cease preventive actions. It is essential that everybody, inside their tasks, proceed with preventive measures, together with as a result of we nonetheless have the wet season, the place care have to be elevated”, emphasised Silvia Dinara, technical director of the State Dengue Control Program .


Sesap reinforces, along with the individuals, the care mandatory to stop the unfold of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits arboviruses:

• There isn’t any place for mosquitoes to breed within the yard;
• Clean your pet’s water bowl or water tank with a loofah;
• Do not throw waste in empty locations;
• Maintain water tanks always;
• Check pots and bowls of vegetation that accumulate stagnant water;
• Check areas the place stagnant water can accumulate, corresponding to: trays of consuming fountains and fridges, drains, sinks and unused bogs;
• Receive the go to of the endemic agent, utilizing this chance to resolve any doubts which will exist;
• Store in a lined space, unused tires and different gadgets which will accumulate water.


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