611 Cases of Dengue in Sucre, Colombia So Far in 2011

Posted on May 23, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Health

•Despite the efforts of the Administrative Department of Health, the last five months have seen 611 cases of the disease throughout Sucre according to elheraldo.co.
•Manolo Olivares, director of the department, stressed the importance of fumigation with malathion to fight the aedis aegypti, the mosquitos that transmit the disease.
•Despite the assurance that the insecticide will not harm humans, people still oppose fumigation.
•Aristides González Ribón, an independent epidemiologist, states that the standing water in homes are a main reason for the numerous outbreaks in Sincelejo which has the highest history of cases of the disease. Read Article

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