Panama: Increase in dengue cases persists in San Miguelito


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In the San Miguelito Health District, the significant increase in dengue cases in the area continued until the end of September 2022.

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Authorities have reported 630 cases and said they are worrying because it is already in the rainy season and the Aedes aegypti mosquito breeding sites are infested.

It should be noted that the vector control team is conducting daily inspections and workshops in the areas where cases of dengue have been reported, in order to cut the chain of transmission of this disease, and to eliminate more than 1000 potential breeding sites in the larval and adult stages. Of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector of dengue, Zika and chikungunya, regional health director Jaritzl Reus has highlighted.

The provinces with the highest number of confirmed dengue cases as of week 39, we can mention Rufina Alfaro 107, Belisario Frias 88 and Amelia Denis de Icaza with 76 cases.

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It is the responsibility of the residents to dispose of any container in which water accumulates or anything used as a breeding ground for the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits dengue fever. The health authorities reiterate their appeal to the population not to lower their guard against dengue fever.

According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Panama has reported 8,486 cumulative cases of dengue to date, including three deaths.

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