Dengue and malaria show a decrease
The latest epidemic bulletin just released states that epidemics in the Dominican Republic are under control compared to the last five years. The authorities’ main concern at the moment is to prevent the entrance of the Ebola virus.
Dengue fever currently has the highest mortality rate in the country, although it is not considered to be an epidemic, with the last bulletin showing 57 deaths so far this year. There were 88 deaths from dengue over the same time period last year. There have been 4,892 cases of dengue so far this year, compared to last year when 13,131 cases had been registered by the same date.
The latest bulletin does not contain any figures on the chikungunya virus, on the grounds that it is no longer a concern due to the low numbers now being reported.
The illnesses that are still affecting the country are dengue, malaria, leptospirosis, cholera and rabies. Malaria has also shown a sharp drop, of 44% over the same period last year.
Source: DR1, Hoy
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