Mexico: Malaria outbreak reported in Oaxaca


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The Secretariat of Health of Oaxaca (SSO) together with the National Committee for Epidemiological Surveillance (CONAVE) have issued an epidemiological alert regarding Malaria outbreak in the state.

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To date, a total of 20 confirmed malaria cases have been identified and reported through the National System for Epidemiological Surveillance (SNAVE) in San Pedro Tabanatypec, Oaxaca And the 16 self and four imported cases.

The health authority, 01 in Valles Central, has identified an imported case, bringing a total of 21 confirmed cases of malaria in the country. Oaxaca.

The Judicial Committee for Epidemiological Surveillance, the Prevention and Control of Diseases Transmitted Via the Health Authority Vector, conducts household spraying and heat ambulance work in the areas where cases have been detected.

In addition, they conducted entomological studies in the vicinity of nearby homes, along with actively searching for suspected cases, and collecting samples from those who had been in contact with someone with malaria.

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The Ministry of Health of Oaxaca will intensify surveillance and report cases to health authorities. Insect repellent will be applied to residents, and medical care will be given if they have chills, fatigue or fever after being bitten by a mosquito.

The health authority will capture all malaria cases with a confirmed result through a microscopy net, then specific treatment will be administered within the first 24 hours of case confirmation, and the patient will be monitored to assess response to treatment. .

Complementary investigation of the case will be carried out within the first 48 hours of its confirmation, in order to determine whether the infection was locally acquired or corresponds to imported cases, measures must be taken that allow detection, diagnosis and treatment of all cases. Confirmed cases in a period not exceeding 72 hours.

157 cases of malaria have been reported, distributed in six states: Campeche (30), Chiapas (94), Oaxaca (21), Chihuahua (8), Sinaloa (1) and Tabasco (3), all cases confirmed by the microscopy network National Institute for Diagnostic and Epidemiological Reference (InDRE) accredited.

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