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Nasty virus in decline, after months of rampage

Santo Domingo.-  Public Health minister Freddy Hidalgo on Friday said reports of chikungunya virus cases have started declining across the country for the last two weeks, the first such affirmation after months of the virtual epidemic.

Hidalgo, speaking in the capital barrio of Villa Francisca, said it’s one of the sector with the highest number of mosquito breeding sites, for which families need to be educated so they understand that their elimination decreases the possibility of contagion.

He also called on the city councils to collect garbage efficiently. “Definitely in the measure that people learn how to store their trash and avoid piling junk, plastic cups, heaps and old tires in their house, their yards and the streets, we’ll then decrease both chikungunya and dengue.”

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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