Dengue Report Shows 400+ Deaths in Latin America and Increasing Cases
This disease, caused by the mosquito Aedes Agypti, can be fatal hemorrhagic its modality whose symptoms and high fever, headache, vomiting and skin rashes, struck in 2010 to 1.5 million people and caused at least 1,020 deaths in the region.
So far this year 69 people have died Paraguay by dengue, within the 29,277 confirmed cases, with a mortality rate of 0.21%, but according to Health Minister; the real contagion may range between 150,000 and 200,000 affected.
This data not only exceed those recorded in 2011, when there were 62 deaths and 42,264 infections, but reflect an unknown impact of the disease in Paraguay, no fatal cases recorded until 2007 (with 17 deaths and 9040 infections) and 2010 (with 15 13,559 fatal cases in total).
Although deaths continue to occur in Brazil by dengue in the first ten months of this year there was a reduction of 49 percent (247 deaths) compared to 481 in the same period of 2011, according to an epidemiological report released Tuesday by the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Health attributed the improved situation to the measures taken to assist the sick, with a faster diagnosis and treatment.
According to the latest official health reports in the Dominican Republic, the country recorded 6,838 cases including 114 deaths and 36 serious a case fatality rate of 0.5%.
The dengue outbreak in Peru, which is present in 15 regions, has caused, so far, the death of 32 people and infected 21,445, according to a report from the Ministry of Health (MoH) delivered to EFE.
The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency for 60 days to three provinces of Ucayali to fumigate 68,233 homes and accelerate prevention measures, and developed a management plan, which includes the implementation of medical equipment, mass media campaigns and fumigation.
In Ecuador, where in early 2012 there was a very serious outbreak that left, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, 21 people dead and more than 14,000 infected.
Dengue epidemic declared in Puerto Rico since last October, has claimed six deaths so far in 2012, reported by the Department of Health in mid-November.
Venezuela reported 40,635 cases of dengue, of which 1511 are bleeding (3.8% of total), according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Health.
The Puerto Rican Center for Disease Control (DCD) Dengue Division of the island reported 503 cases of the disease, a figure above the epidemic curve.
Honduras have reported two fatalities, according to the Ministry of Health, recorded 15,000 cases of patients with the classic type, and in El Salvador, until November 21st, there are five deaths and 12,124 confirmed cases of dengue.
Panama have reported 899 cases of dengue fever and 5 cases of DHF.
In Costa Rica has not posted any deceased and dengue cases so far this year totaling 16,258, 36% more than in 2011.
In Guatemala there are no official reports of recent cases of dengue in Nicaragua and authorities have not specified if left victims.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
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