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Dengue and Zika on the rise

At least 17 children under the age of 14 and one adult have died from dengue so far this year, an increase on the 2015 figure, which was 14 during the same period.

According to the Ministry of Health’s epidemiological bulletin No. 10, so far this year 822 cases of zika virus have been detected, of which 50 affected pregnant women along with 15 suspected cases of Guillain Barre Syndrome, which is believed to be linked to the virus.

So far this year there have been 2,843 suspected cases of dengue, considerably more than at the same stage last year when there were 1,166 suspected cases.

The areas with the highest number of cases are the National District, and the provinces of Duarte (San Francisco de Macoris), La Vega, Puerto Plata, Hermanas Mirabal (Salcedo) and San Juan de la Maguana.

Of the 122 cases of the zika virus notified in the last week, 107 of them are in Santo Domingo, the National District, Azua, Barahona, Puerto Plata and Santiago. The remaining 15 are in San Cristobal, San Pedro de Macoris, Espaillat (Moca), La Vega, Montecristi, Peravia (Bani), Hermanas Mirabal and Valverde (Mao).

Source: DR1, Listindiario

March 31, 2016

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