Cases of Chikungunya reach nearly 200,000
SANTO DOMINGO. The suspicious cases of the Chikungunya virus have reached 193,395; 32,598 more than last week and with an accumulated rate of incidence of 1,594 per 100,000 inhabitants. This was reported yesterday by the Director General of Epidemiology of the Ministry of public Health.
Given this situation, the Minister of Public Health, Freddy Hidalgo Nuñez, continues looking for support in different sectors, and yesterday it was the turn of the businessmen that make up the National Council of Private Enterprise (Conep), who committed themselves to backing the efforts to control the epidemic.
San Cristobal is still at the head of the 10 provinces which have reported the most cases.
Likewise, the authorities report an increase in dengue activity, which increases the risk of a co-infection by the Chikungunya virus.
In their most recent bulletin, the Pan American Health Organization reported 302,081 cases, including 22 deaths in 23 countries that have reported the occurrence of the disease.
The Minister of Public Health was accompanied by his epidemiological team in order to give the executives of Conep a conference on the Chikungunya epidemic. This moved the Conep president, Manuel Diez Cabral to announce the support of the business community for the strategy that the ministry is developing to provide guidance for the people in the prevention and control of Dengue and Chikuingunya.
He recalled that the epidemic could affect the country’s image, so that he called on the other sectors that have incidence in the national life to work together with the authorities, because the only solution is prevention of these diseases.
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