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Government makes plans to avoid the increase of dengue cases in 2014

Survey of the Ministry of Health until the 13th week of 2013 shows 714,000 notifications. In 2012, there were 190 000 cases

 
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The Health Minister Alexandre Padilha said on Saturday (20), during an event of National Immunization against Influenza in São Paulo who plans a meeting with states which reported an increase of dengue cases this year as Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Goiás The goal is to halt the progression of the disease in the country in 2014. According to a survey by the Ministry of Health released the 10th, the national average is 368.2 dengue cases in every 100 thousand inhabitants. Last year, the average was 98.1. Until the 13th week of 2013, there were 714,000 notifications, number higher than 2012 when 190,000 cases were reported.

We will make a thorough assessment of what happened: it has to do with the transition of municipal governments, it had demobilization of teams to avoid an increase of dengue next year, he said. According to Padilla, the meeting must occur after the month of May, a period when transmission of the disease.

Padilla pointed out that, until the month of May, the country remains on alert against dengue, especially in relation to the elderly. At this point, it has to act primarily to reduce the cases of death and serious cases. The dengue epidemic has a characteristic of people over age 60 have a 13 times greater risk of developing severe case or death.

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