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According to the report, 70% of cases were recorded in the months of February and March 2013
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According to the report, 70% of cases were recorded in the months of February and March 2013

The Department of Health presented a preliminary study on the behavior of dengue in Paraná between November/2012 and abril/2013 months, considered more critical to disease. According to the document, presented at the monthly meeting of the steering committee for intersectoral dengue control, 70% of cases were recorded in the months of February and March 2013.Desde August 2012 until now are 31,916 cases of the disease, and 142 progressed to the severe form of dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue with complications.

These severe cases, 77 are from Foz do Iguaçu, yet there has been no death by disease in the city. This week, the city of Foz also reached epidemic incidence, with the confirmation of 895 cases. Only in 2013, the Paraná counts 13 deaths from dengue.

This year, 98 counties reached incidence greater than 300 cases per 100 000 inhabitants, which placed them in a situation of dengue epidemic. Another difference in the behavior of the disease was period when the number of cases began to increase. In 2013 this occurred in early January, at least three weeks prior to the comparison with the two previous years.

For the Superintendent of Health Surveillance, Sezifredo Peace, it shows that the change of municipal administrations, coupled with climate conducive to the development of mosquito, contributed to several municipalities enter into an epidemic situation this year. This was an unusual year. With elections, many municipalities disrupted the rear to combat dengue, and even resigned teams that were responsible for the preventive work of the disease. With this, the new mayors initiated its efforts now on pre-epidemic, said the superintendent.

The new report also shows that dengue seven counties left of epidemic situation, it had a significant drop in the number of cases in recent months. So far, 22 cities that managed to contain epidemia.Além Foz, 19 other municipalities incidence reached epidemic this week. 15 of these cities have fewer than 20 000 inhabitants and therefore reach epidemic incidence even with few cases. This is the situation of St. Agnes, in the North, which became epidemic only 12 confirmed cases.

Source: Isaude.net
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