Ecuador: 11,512 dengue cases reported, 1,528 confirmed cases of chikungunya

Posted on August 2, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Ecuador Travel, Latin America Health

Chikungunya Ecuador Tropical Diseases International Health South America reported aA total of 11,512 dengue cases were recorded in Ecuador, where there are 1,528 confirmed cases of chikungunya, according to reports from the Ministry of Public Health.

According to the statistics of that institution, the province of Manabi, on the coast, reported 4,348 dengue cases, followed by the Gold (1434), Guayas (1400) and Esmeraldas (1,082).

With the exception of the Carchi province bordering Colombia, the other provinces have cases of this disease, being the Galapagos, the lower incidence of two cases.

According to the Ministry, most dengue cases are “no signs of alarm” and there are 17 pregnant women with dengue. In the report, the health institution mentions three deaths from dengue so far this year.

Moreover, the Ministry reported that most of the 1,528 people suffering from chikungunya are in the province of El Oro (355), followed by Guayas (283), Manabi (251), Esmeraldas (235) and Santo Domingo the Colorados (119).

With the exception of Pastaza, Zamora Chinchipe and Galapagos chikungunya cases are recorded in the remaining 21 provinces, the ministry, which explained that the most affected are women in the age range between 20 and 49 years said. Read Article


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