Monday, April 19, 2010

The Paulista Coast has already eight cities facing dengue epidemic

If you are planning to visit the Paulista Coast on the next days, you might know that last week three more cities — Caraguatatuba, São Sebastião and Ilhabela — have declared to be facing a dengue epidemic, bringing to eight the number of municipalities that have confirmed outbreak in the region this year.

The city council of these three cities released the number of infected people, check it out:
  • Caraguatatuba: 357, 
  • São Sebastião: 276,  
  • Ilhabela: 278 
These numbers are confirmed cases, mostly local. Municipal governments said they will strengthen services for prevention and treatment to curb the spread of the disease.

Besides these towns, Santos, São Vicente, Cubatão, Guarujá and Praia Grande had already decreed epidemic.

The region is the main responsible of "exporting" dengue to the city of São Paulo. Among all the 547 cases "imported" recorded by São Paulo city until April 7th, 46% were taken in three cities: Guaruja, Santos and Praia Grande. Nowadays, the capital has 1288 cases.

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