El Salvador reports a tripling of dengue cases in 2022


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El Salvador’s Ministry of Health reports that dengue cases have tripled this year in the country.

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According to the latest Epidemiological Bulletin, 16,259 cases of dengue have been reported so far, more than three times the number of cases for the same period in 2021 (5,078).

Despite this rise in suspected cases, the Ministry of Health reported only 57 serious cases and no one died in this period; However, it confirmed that there was a backlog of 1,932 hospital admissions due to dengue in the first 47 epidemic weeks of 2022.

28 municipalities in the country are “moderately affected” by dengue, while 234 municipalities are “mildly affected”.

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Of those 28 “moderate influence” municipalities, most are concentrated in the province of San Salvador, such as: Aguilares, Guazapa, Nejapa, Mejicanos, Cuscatancingo, Ayutuxtepeque, Santiago Texacuangos, San Marcos, Apopa, Tonacatepeque, Soyapango, Ilopango, Santo Tomás, Panchimalco and the municipality of San Salvador itself.

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