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Victim, who spent 24 days in hospital after Tupa have contracted the disease, was hypertensive and had diabetes

 
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Since the beginning of 2013 were registered 18 cases of dengue in Tupã
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Since the beginning of 2013 were registered 18 cases of dengue in Tupã

The Department of Health Tupa, within the state, confirmed the first death from hemorrhagic dengue in the city this year. According to the municipality, the victim is Luis Otavio Gomes, 40, who died last Tuesday (12) after spending 24 days in hospital after contracting dengue. Gomes was hypertensive and had diabetes, which may have aggravated the disease.

Since the beginning of the year, 18 cases of dengue were reported in Tupa. Therefore, the campaign to fight the mosquito that transmits the disease was intensified in the city.

The Health Department of the State of São Paulo has not closed the balance of dengue cases occurred in the state this year. Last year, 21,967 cases autochthonous (contracted within the state) were recorded in Sao Paulo, number 75.5% lower than the 90,021 cases that occurred in 2011. According to the department, 14 people died statewide last year for dengue.

According to the Ministry of Health, symptoms of dengue fever are fever, headache, body, joints and behind the eyes. Symptoms of dengue hemorrhagic fever, the most severe form of the disease are the same as usual. The difference occurs when the fever ends and begin to emerge early warning signs such as severe abdominal pain, continuous, persistent vomiting, bleeding from the nose, mouth and gums, red spots on the skin, rapid and weak pulse, difficulty breathing and loss of consciousness . In the case of dengue hemorrhagic fever, the clinical picture worsens rapidly with signs of circulatory failure and shock can lead to death.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   DHF    Tupa    São Paulo    Death    Hypertension    Diabetes    Autochthonous cases   
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