The Fight Continues Against Dengue In La Paz And Los Cabos

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  • 849 cases have been reported so far, mostly from southern BCS

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The Secretary of Health has not let down its guard in the fight against dengue. On the contrary, the state health authority will continue to strengthen their actions including fumigation as well as continue to call on the public to keep their backyards and patios clean.

The Director of Health Services for the State, Dr. José Antonio Martínez Salcedo, explained that if there are no more rains, it is probable that the number of confirmed cases will start to decline. However, he said he doesn’t want to diminish the severity of dengue because the presence of the transmitting mosquito is something permanent.

He stated that there are presently 849 confirmed cases in the state with 821 cases of classic dengue and 28 cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever. Fortunately, there have been no reported deaths due to the dengue virus.

Of the total cases, 762 have occurred in Los Cabo, including 17-dengue haemorrhagic fever.  La Paz has 82 confirmed cases with 9 cases of haemorrhagic fever. Comondú has 2 registered cases; Mulegé, 2 classic dengue cases and Loreto has reported one case of dengue haemorrhagic fever.

Dengue fever is a tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Some symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a skin rash. Dengue is transmitted by several species of mosquito within the genus Aedes, principally A. aegypti.

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