Palmas has already confirmed 5,263 cases of dengue, 651 of chikungunya and five of zika virus this year. According to Palmas City Hall, the data refer to the period from January 1st to May 7th. All three diseases are transmitted by Aedes aegypti.
The amount grew significantly compared to the same period last year, when the sum of diagnoses of the three diseases was no more than 300. At the time, the capital had confirmed only 287 cases of dengue, nine of chikungunya, in addition to five of zika virus.
There are no confirmed cases of yellow fever in the city.
The data are from the Weekly Monitoring of Arboviruses, from the Municipal Health Department (Semus).
The balance points out that in this period were reported 15,361 cases of dengue, 2,164 of chikungunya, 338 of zika virus and five of yellow fever. After the indication of suspected cases, all patients undergo an evaluation and only then are confirmations counted.
In the same period last year, Semus investigated 877 cases of dengue, 73 of chikungunya, 64 of zika and four of yellow fever.
Faced with the increases, the Municipal Health Department (Semus) made an alert for the population to strengthen care with any container that can accumulate water and become a breeding ground for Aedes.
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