Concerns in Brazil over record numbers of dengue cases

The country already exceeds by 200,000 cases the total reported in the previous record year, according to data released by the Ministry of Healthwhich represents a new milestone for a disease that is on the rise due to climate change.

In the first decade of the 2000s, Brazil recorded an average of just over 400,000 cases per year, but in the period to date From 2011 to 2023, this figure increased to well over a million.

Brazil had already surpassed the total number of cases for 2023 last week, as the effects of the El Niño climate phenomenon and high temperatures began to be felt, factors to which specialists attribute the increase in infections.

The disease, which is transmitted by a mosquito and causes high fever, has caused 561 deathswhile another 1,020 are under investigation.

In this context of alertness, the city of São Paulo, the largest in South America, declared a state of emergency this Monday after reaching an incidence of 414 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Source: El heraldo