The Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits dengue fever. (Photo: Fiocruz)
The Municipal Health Service of Anápolis (Semusa) is investigating three deaths of children due to dengue fever. They are between 1 and 7 years old and have shown symptoms of the disease. The cause of death confirmation process does not yet have a completion date.
According to the head of Endemics, Patrícia Godói, dengue “is a serious disease and does not choose age”. She also mentions that four out of five places visited by the teams have outbreaks of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector of the virus that causes the disease. “People need to be aware of their role,” he said.
“These are families in mourning for lack of care, whether from inside their own home, from the neighbor or from anyone else,” Godói pointed out, in an interview with Rádio São Francisco.
According to Semusa, all regions of the city are affected by the number of dengue fever cases. Annapolis was placed at medium risk last week.