Brazil´s Minas Gerais State Reports big Decrease in Dengue in 2020

In 2020, Brazil recorded more than 1.4 million dengue fever cases, including nearly 1000 deaths.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The State Department of Health (SES) in Minas Gerais, Brazil reported 58,126 confirmed dengue fever cases (84,529 probable cases- confirmed and suspected) in 2020, a significant decrease compared to the previous year when the state saw 483,733 probable cases.

Minas Gerais is one of the Brazilian states that has the highest dengue rate in the country.

The Epidemiological Bulletin published last week also shows there were 13 dengue-related deaths and another 57 suspect deaths. This compares with 171 confirmed deaths in 2019.

Mining towns recorded the most cases to include Belo Horizonte . . .

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