Epidemiological and spatial profile of influenza syndrome confirmed for COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic in the state of Pará-Brazil
Keywords:Flu Syndrome, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Epidemiology, Coronavirus
Introduction: COVID-19 broke out in Wuhan in China in December 2019, soon reached pandemic level causing thousands of deaths worldwide. It presents mostly mild flu cases; however, it can evolve into a severe respiratory syndrome that is responsible for hospitalizations and deaths. Objective: To describe the epidemiological and spatial profile of confirmed cases of influenza-like syndrome (GB) by COVID-19 in the state of Pará. Method: Descriptive and ecological study, referring to cases of COVID-19 reported in the E-SUS VE. From the variables of the epidemiological profile, spatial distribution and temporal trend of the disease. Results: The spatial distribution showed that the concentration of cases is located in the southern municipalities of the state. In the profile variables: female gender (53.16%), age group (61.14%) 30 and 59 years, chronic heart disease represented (41.99%), diabetes (31.22%) and (16.30%) chronic respiratory diseases Health professionals infected (8%). Clinical features: fever (71.99%), cough (64.57%), and sore throat (46.78%). Confirmation criteria: rapid antibody test (84.39%), rapid antigen test (7.61%), and RT-PCR (7.48%). The temporal trend of the disease showed the peak of cases in the 20th epidemiological week. Conclusion: Mostly women, most frequent heart diseases and diabetes, confirmed by rapid test and classical symptoms of GS. A flattening of the curve was observed after the 21st week, possibly due to the lockdown intervention. However, it was shown the high number of cases on 07/07/2020 in several regions, specifically in municipalities of the southern region of the state.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2021 Daniele Melo Sardinha, Caroliny Soares Silva, Ana Lúcia da Silva Ferreira, Letícia Diogo de Oliveira Moura, Carmem Aliandra Freire de Sá, Phelipe da Silva Rodrigues, Bruna Venturieri, Juliane Lima Alencar, Karla Valéria Batista Lima, Ricardo José de Paula Souza e Guimarães, Luana Nepomuceno Gondim Costa Lima
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.