Paraguay: Dengue and chikungunya cases on the rise
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Currently, the country has a gradual increase in the notification curve of suspected dengue cases. Partial data shows that in the last week assessed – (SE 45) 236 notifications were recorded, up ten notifications from the previous week; While the average number of notifications in the past three weeks is 224.
According to the updated health surveillance report, 10 new cases of dengue have been identified recently, all from the Alto Paraguay province: 7 located in the Carmelo Peralta region and 3 in Fuerte Olimbo.
To date, the prevalence of two serotypes of dengue has been recorded in the national territory: DEN-1 in Itapúa, Canindeyú, Boquerón, Alto Paraguay, and Concepción; DEN-2 in Guairá and Pdte. there; and the combined circulation of both serotypes in Asunción, Caaguazú, Central and Amambay.
Regarding chikungunya, 18 new cases were reported: 17 from the Central Province (Limpio, Mariano Roque Alonso, Capiata and Vado de la Mora) and one from Asuncion (Loma Pita district).
To date, 1,839 total cases of dengue and 531 cases of chikungunya have been reported in 2022.