The Municipal Health Service of Anápolis (Semusa) is investigating whether the deaths of three children were caused by dengue fever. The information was confirmed to Official newspaper by the holder of the portfolio, Júlio César Spíndola.
According to the prefecture, one of the children was an eight-month-old baby. The others were 7 and 8 years old. All three deaths occurred in 2022.
Also according to the municipal management, Anápolis recorded a 205% increase in dengue fever cases in February and January of this year, compared to the same period in 2021. disease incidence map from the National Department of Health (SES), the city appears to be a low-risk region. In the past four weeks, according to the map, the municipality has registered 77 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. 297 cases were reported during the same period.