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Reaches the 28 killed by dengue in the state of Rio de Janeiro

178 000 were suspected cases of the disease in January this year until last Saturday. 12 deaths occurred in the capital

 
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Rose to 28 the number of deaths from dengue in the state of Rio de Janeiro, of which the majority (12) was recorded in the capital. According to figures released this afternoon by the State Health Department, 178 765 were reported suspected cases of the disease, in January this year until last Saturday. In the same period last year, 145 were reported. 078 suspected cases with 34 deaths.

Throughout the year 2012, 184,123 were reported suspected cases of dengue in the state, with 42 deaths. In comparison with 2011, there was an increase of 9.34% in the records of the disease, but in contrast, the number of deaths fell by 70%, said the secretary. In 2011, the number of suspected dengue cases reached 168,242, while the death toll reached 142 in the entire state.

The secretariat alert the public to the need for everyone to engage in the fight against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue, through the campaign "10 minutes against dengue." The initiative aims to encourage people to invest ten minutes a week to eliminate potential breeding sites in their homes. According to the agency, the domestic environment concentrates 80% of outbreaks of the mosquito that transmits the disease.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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