Chikungunya virus case confirmed Esmeraldas Ecuador

Posted on February 25, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health / Marcel Bonilla reported after testing performed in 30 patients suspected of the city of Esmeraldas, northern Ecuador, confirmed that one of them had chikungunya . The district health authorities of the town was made ​​known by press conference on February 24, 2015. Sampling began on Friday, February 20, 2015, after several cases were presented dengue in the area known as the May 24, in the north of the city, where the case of chikungunya is reported. Five health brigades and the National Control of Vector-Borne Arthropods (NMES) Diseases sprayed five-block radius. They conducted vaccination brigades people had a fever. The representative of NMES, Julio Valencia, called for calm citizens.


He recommended plug the tanks where water is stored, it is ideal for carrying mosquitoes breeding site. In so far this year, in the province of Esmeraldas have reported 20 cases of dengue. Six new cases were confirmed in the field of May 24. Until November last year, the province of Esmeraldas recorded 900 cases of dengue, which alarmed the population. The work of controlling the disease caused by the mosquito that transmits dengue, are performed in the border towns of cantons Eloy Alfaro and San Lorenzo. In the southern city of Esmeraldas, have intensified controls and destruction of breeding sites and containers where water can be stored. Plus, now with the rains, which are more common in the city. The Snem hired late last year to 100 people to work on prevention, however, the epidemiological fence was broken. In the city circulating many people from the neighboring country, where initially it was presumed that could come from disease cases registered in Tumaco, a border town of Colombia. Read Article

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