Dand according to an epidemiological bulletin released today by the Ministry of Health, the number of probable cases is 6,012,585 in just over six months.

A further 2,837 deaths are being investigated, so the death toll could be much higher.

So far, the record number of cases was recorded in 2015, with 1.6 million, while the year with the most deaths was 2023, when 1,094 people died.

Brazil, like all of Latin America, suffered the worst dengue epidemic in its history this year, which has been attributed to climate disruption caused by the El Niño phenomenon, which raised temperatures and increased rainfall in almost all regions. from the country.

Since February, the Brazilian Government has been distributing dengue vaccines through the public health system, but due to the small number of doses available, it initially limited them to children and adolescents.

However, it later raised the age limit to 59 years due to citizens’ low response to vaccination.

The Americas are the continent most affected by dengue, with more than 8 million cases, and the situation will worsen in the coming years, according to a report that predicts that the infection will spread throughout practically all of Brazil and Mexico, the two largest countries in the world. Latin America, until 2039.

The study, published in the journal Nature Communications and which involved scientists from Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Brazil and Mexico, predicts that, in 2039, 97% of municipalities in Brazil will be affected by dengue, while in Mexico this percentage will be of 81%.

In Brazil, most of the areas invaded in the coming years will be in the south.

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Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/2584510/brasil-ultrapassa-seis-milhoes-de-casos-provaveis-de-dengue-este-ano

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