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Presentation of National Mobilization Campaign Against Dengue, new epidemiological bulletin of disease and demographic data from the Quick Index Aedes aegypti (LIRAa). Alexandre Padilha, Minister of Health Jarbas Barbosa, Secretary of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health
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Presentation of National Mobilization Campaign Against Dengue, new epidemiological bulletin of disease and demographic data from the Quick Index Aedes aegypti (LIRAa).
Alexandre Padilha, Minister of Health
Jarbas Barbosa, Secretary of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health

In 2012, the number of severe cases of dengue fell 64% compared to 2011, according to data from epidemiological assessment released by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday (27). However, the survey index Quick Aedes aegypti infestation (LIRAa), made this year, also reveals that 77 municipalities are at risk for the disease.

According to the folder, the 26 states, plus the Federal District 23 showed significant reductions in severe cases in 2012, with the exception of Alagoas, Mato Grosso and Goiás, where there was an increase. The state that has the highest reduction is the Amazon, down 96% compared to the same period last year, followed by Acre (94%), Roraima (94%), Paraná (93%), Sao Paulo (83%) , Holy Spirit (78%) and Rio de Janeiro (76%).

In absolute numbers, the state of Rio de Janeiro was the one with the greatest reduction in severe cases of the disease, registering 891 serious cases from January to early November 2012, against 3,783 in the same period last year.

The number of deaths from dengue in Brazil also fell by 62% compared with 2010. From January to the first week of November, there were 247 confirmed deaths, with the same period in 2010 were 650. If the comparison is made with last year, when there were 481 deaths, the percentage drop is 49%. Following the same trend of reduction of cases, 15 states and the Federal District had reduced the number of deaths. Highlights also include the states of Amapá, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul and the Federal District that showed no death.

To the Secretary of Health Surveillance, Jarbas Barbosa, the decrease in cases and deaths across the country, was only possible thanks to a joint effort of the Ministry of Health with the states and municipalities. However, these actions must be continuous and permanent, "warns the secretary.

Have Health Minister Alexandre Padilha, attributes the downward trend to several factors such as the organization of public and greater awareness of the population to adopt preventive habits.

<b> LIRAa </ b>

The LIRAa this year reveals that 77 municipalities are at risk for dengue fever (between the capital, Porto Velho only); 375 on alert status and 787 were considered satisfactory. The research, which provides an overview to identify where the outbreaks are concentrated breeding mosquito that transmits dengue, was conducted in 1239 municipalities, which represents an increase of 31% compared to participants in 2011. Last year, 800 municipalities underwent LIRAa.

Municipalities at risk in this year's study, 58 completed the first LIRAa and 10 maintains the risk, like 2011. Last year, the 800 municipalities surveyed, 48 were identified at risk, 338 and 414 on alert with satisfactory rate.

Veja a relação completa do Índice Rápido de Infestação por Aedes aegypti 2012.

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