Santa Cruz registered in 1321, until this Thursday, 13, 1,372 cases of dengue. The information is in the weekly bulletin about the disease, released by the City Hall. The number of this farm is 191 cases higher than the one released a week earlier.
There are six residents of Santa Cruz hospitalized with dengue. So far, two people who contracted the disease have died in the municipality.
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Transmission and prevention
Dengue is transmitted by female mosquitoes Aedes aegypti. The main means of preventing the disease is the control of the insect population. O Aedes reproduces in still water, even in very small quantities.
The first symptom of dengue is usually a high fever, between 39 and 40 degrees, which appears suddenly and usually lasts between two and seven days. Patients also often experience headaches and body aches, weakness and sores on the skin. Nausea and vomiting may also occur.
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