Campinas confirms 1st death from dengue fever; case broken

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are endemic to zika, dengue and chikungunya

The city’s director of health confirmed on Thursday afternoon (12) the first person to die from dengue fever in Campinas this year. The victim was 78 years old, living in the eastern area and died at a private hospital on April 7..

The first case deaths of the disease in the coming year in the middle of a Explosion of recognition of new transmissions in just one month: from 534 until April 4th to 4,125 until the 11th end, the equivalent and 672.4% increase.

The folder also describes other diseases. “At the same time, eight cases of chikungunya have been confirmed (for immigrants and two autochthonous ones). To date there have been no reports of zika disease,” he said in a statement. .


Growth of patients has also been observed in areas of the city. Before with 92 dengue cases through April, the southern region now has confirmed 1,028 cases. The increase was 1,017.3%, which put the region as the leader in infectious diseases.

First with 162 patients, the northern region now has a 995, 514% increase. Then came Northwest, which went from 47 to 779, 1,557%, and Southwest, from 91 to 709, 679%. East, with 142, to 614, 332.3% growth.

The most common sites for infection are those covered by CSs (health care providers):

– Satellite Iris 1

– San Martin

– Vila Padre Anchieta

– Rosalia Garden

– Saint Vincent

– Conceição Garden

– City March 31

– Santos Dumont

“We work especially in these areas. The work is intense, but the birth control is good and this makes it difficult to interrupt transmission”, explained. agent of Arbovirus Program, Heloísa Malavasi.


A measure that everyone knows to end the growth of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, avoiding the accumulation of water in cans, tires and other items is the best and most important precaution. to protect patients.

“Potted plants need to be watered every two days. It is also important to close the water tank. Unused toilets should be closed”, explained the Secretary of Health in a statement.


Symptoms of dengue fever include fever, joint pain, muscle aches, back pain in the eyes, headache, nausea, loss of appetite and redness. In the middle of an infection, a doctor should be sought.

“Most of these signs are confused with other diseases, including covid-19. That is why it is important to seek medical help”, said the director of Devisa (House). Department of Health), Andrea von Zuben.


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