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Dengue deaths in Dominican republic

Cases of chikungunya virus continue to decline in the Greater Santo Domingo, San Cristobal, Peravia, Monte Plata and San Jose de Ocoa.

But official epidemiological reports indicate there has been an increase in dengue fever in the Cibao region of dengue fever, which is transmitted by the same mosquito. The later has now caused 42 deaths, despite the fact that the number of dengue cases so far this year has been much lower than last year, 3,882 as compared to 6,744.

According to the Epidemiology report issued by the Ministry of Public Health, in the last two weeks the number of chikungunya cases has reduced by 28% in the capital and San Cristobal, Peravia (Bani), Monte Plata and San Jose de Ocoa.

The campaign to eliminate mosquito breeding areas is continuing. According to the report as of 12 July, chikungunya had affected 281,850 people with 26,411 being notified in the last week. The number of deaths remains stable, at three.

The report goes on to that ten cases of malaria have been confirmed in the last week: eight in La Barquita in Santo Domingo North, one in Cerros de Sabana Perdida and another in Dajabon. So far this year 140 cases of malaria have been confirmed.

Source: DR1,

Category: DR News |

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