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Department of Health of Porto Alegre confirms 143 cases of dengue in the city

Until the fifteenth Epidemiological Week, which ended on April 13, were investigated 897 suspected cases of the disease

 
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Among the total of 46 patients with the disease live in Partenon
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Among the total of 46 patients with the disease live in Partenon

Porto Alegre is with 143 confirmed cases of dengue, of which 96 were taken in the city and 47 are from people who acquired the disease while traveling to other states. The updated figures were announced on Tuesday (16), the Coordinator-General for Health Surveillance (GVCs), the Municipal Health

Until the fifteenth Epidemiological Week, which ended on April 13, were investigated 897 suspected cases of dengue fever in Porto Alegre, where 796 patients are residents of Porto Alegre. Residents in the capital, 480 cases were discarded, 143 confirmed and 173 are still awaiting test results, done by the Central Laboratory of the State (Lacen).

Among all patients with the disease contracted in the capital, 46 reside in the neighborhood Parthenon, ten in Santo Antônio, seven in Santana, seven in San Jose, six in Bom Jesus, five in the Botanic Garden, three in Navigators, two in Santa Maria Goretti, two at Finca das Pedras, two in the crystal, two in Humaita, a Colonel in the neighborhood Aparicio Borges, one in Santa Cecilia, one in Petropolis and the Lower City.

Since the first week of February, when there was the first confirmation of dengue in Porto Alegre, the epidemiological alert issued sRBC and recommends healthcare professionals as much attention to patients who present with fever lasting up to seven days followed by at least two of following symptoms: headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, and skin blemishes. All suspected cases must be reported by health services.

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