Via the Brazilian Ministry of Health: Dados sobre dengue, Chikungunya e Zika são apresentados em reunião do CNS.[Data on dengue, chikungunya and Zika presented at meeting of National Health Council] Edited excerpt from the Google translation:
The meeting of the CNS was attended by the Minister of Health, Ricardo Barros, the acting secretary of the Secretariat of Health Surveillance (SVS), Alexandre Fonseca and deputy director of the Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance, Wanessa Tenorio, who led the presentation on the three diseases. Also present at the meeting were the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Antonio Carlos Nardi and the director of the Department of Health Surveillance Management, Sonia Brito, and other authorities.
On that occasion they were also presented microcephaly data, which since epidemiological week 12 is showing decline in new cases of numbers and an attenuated stability, with an average of less than 2%. In epidemiological week 31, this average dropped to less than 1%.
DENGUE - Brazil registered as of July 9th, 1,399,480 cases of dengue. In the same period of 2015 this figure was 1,441,131 cases, representing a decrease of 2.9% over the same period of 2015. Considering the regions, Southeast and Northeast had the highest number of cases with 837 400 295 036 cases and cases, respectively. Following are the Midwest (154,359), South (76,465) and North (36,220).
The current epidemiological bulletin of the Ministry of Health (week 27) shows 419 deaths from the disease in 2016, against 789 in the same period last year. The figures represent a reduction of 46.9% in dengue deaths in the country. There was also a reduction in cases of severe dengue (55.6%), which dropped from 1,441 cases last year to 639 this year, and in cases with warning signs the decline was 67.3%, from 19,149 cases to 6,253 records in 2016.
Chikungunya - As of July 9, 169,656 probable cases of chikungunya were reported. The incidence rate in this period is 83 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. In the same period of 2015 there were 16,997 cases. This year, there were 38 deaths from the disease: in the states of Pernambuco (25), Rio Grande do Norte (5), Paraíba (2), Rio de Janeiro (2), Ceará (2) and Maranhão (1). The deaths are being investigated in detail, to determine if there are other factors associated with fever, as previous diseases, comorbidities, medication use, among others. The transmission of chikungunya fever was first identified in Brazil in 2014.
ZIKA - As of July 9 there were 174,003 probable cases of Zika virus fever across the country. This represents an incidence rate of 85.1 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. Laboratory tests confirmed four deaths by Zika virus in the country, three last year and one in 2016.