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Official says tripled dengue deaths is cause for alarm

Santo Domingo.-  The 29 deaths from dengue thus far this year more than triple the nine registered in the same period in 2012, prompting alarm since the season for the disease isn’t at its height.

Cases have also tripled nationwide from 1,500 in 2012 to around 4500 this year.

Deputy Health minister Nelson A. Rodriguez said the jump could be the result of the presence of the four types of dengue. “We expect the number of cases to increase, because we have entered the height of the disease, which begins in the rainy months of May and June, increasing the chances of creating breeding grounds that multiply the mosquito.”

He said that a bigger part of the population could suffer from the disease this year.


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