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Paraguay determines health alert after 32 000 suspected cases of dengue

 
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The Paraguayan government ordered health alert in the country due to the more than 32 000 suspected cases of dengue. The Ministry of Health of Paraguay reported yesterday (3) the alarm is justified mainly in the capital, Asunción, and in the center and west of the country. So far, more than 29 000 cases were confirmed.

Just last week, there were 104 new reports of suspected cases of dengue, a decrease of 6.3% compared to last week, when 111 cases were identified. According to the data, 78% of the victims live in Central and West. In the last three weeks were 287 notifications in 15 departments of the country.

For the authorities, the period considered the most delicate to the transmission of the disease, which begins in December and lasts until February, still has not arrived. In summer, temperatures in Paraguay range from 35 degrees Celsius (º C) to 40 degrees º C.

Dengue is transmitted by the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that usually occupy areas where water accumulates. Symptoms are high fever, rashes, headaches and vomiting. Dengue hemorrhagic type can lead to death.

The incidence rate is 435 cases per 100 000 inhabitants. Further according to the folder, 6025 persons were hospitalized with suspected dengue, of which 89% of cases (5379) were confirmed.

With information <i> Agency Brazil </ b>

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Dengue    Aedes aegypti    Paraguay    Asunción    Paraguay's Ministry of Health   
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