Brazil: 77 communities risk for Dengue, 375 on state of alert

Posted on November 30, 2012 • Filed under: Brazil, Latin America Health, TRAVEL

Survey released today (27) by the Ministry of Health indicates that 77 municipalities are at risk for dengue, including a capital, Porto Velho. In these areas, where more than 5.7 million people, more than 3.9% of the properties surveyed have mosquito larvae that transmits the disease, Aedes aegypti.

In addition, 375 cities are in a state of alert for dengue (infestation rate between 1% and 3.9%), while 787 reported satisfactory levels (less than 1%).

The survey was conducted in 1239 municipalities. Last year, 800 municipalities had participated in the Survey of Fast Index of Aedes aegypti infestation (LIRAa), made by the government since 2003. Read Article

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