Dengue Fever Increase in the Dominican Republic
(Prensa Latina) The number of dengue fever patients in the Dominican Republic so far in 2012 exceeds 2,500, and there are eight deaths, health authorities reported today.
According to Deputy Minister of Public Health, Nelson Rodríguez, these figures are higher than those recorded in the same period last year, when there were 800 cases and two deaths.
In one year dengue hemorrhagic fever went from 45 to 80 cases, and many minors has been hospitalized.
There is a high incidence of the disease and the public private health network must be on the alert given the current situation, Said Rodriguez quoted by media.
He recommended people with fever, headache, muscular pains, and other symptoms to immediately go to the doctor and take all relevant measures.
Source: Dominican Watchdog
Category: DR News |