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PAGES: DOI: 10.1590/0074-02760170124 Full paper
EXCEEDING DEATHS DURING A CHIKUNGUNYA EPIDEMIC IN PERNAMBUCO, BRAZIL

1Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito, 2Maria Glória Teixeira

1Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil.
2Instituto de Saúde Coletiva Universidade Federal da Bahia.

Abstract

In early 2016, there was suspect more deaths In Pernambuco then the priors years, during a epidemic of Chikungunya. This study verified if there was exceeding of death and if this increase could be related to chikungunya epidemic. In fact, there was an exceeding of 4235 deaths in 2016 when compared to the average of the four previous years, with the highest differences focused in the period of epidemic peak. It is evident that not all this deaths can be attributed to complications of Chikungunya. However, given the temporal overlap, part of these deaths may be due to aggravation of preexisting comorbidities or complications caused directly by CHIKV infection.

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