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Health Department confirms first dengue death in Birigui



According to the agency, the victims are a 78-year-old man and a 24-year-old girl.


  Mosquito Aedes aegypti is a Dengue transmitter (Photo: Paulo Whitaker / Reuters)

Mosquito Aedes aegypti is a Dengue transmitter Photo: Paulo Whitaker / Reuters)

The Birigui Health Department (SP) confirmed on Monday afternoon the first two dengue deaths recorded in this borough in the city

. The victims are a 78-year-old man and a young woman of 24 years, who did not oppose the complications of the disease.

The man was retired, lived in the district of Ivone Alves Palma and felt the symptoms of the disease on 5 February. He was hospitalized in Santa Casa de Birigui, but did not resist and died eleven days later.

The woman worked as an administrative assistant and was admitted to the Santa Casa de Araçatuba (SP) on 18 February.

According to the secretariat, the case of a 60-year-old woman who was found to be a suspected death was dropped for dengue.

The city continues to be in a state of alarm with 2,100 alerts, 622 positive cases and 867 in the investigation.

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