Argentina: Dengue a regional problem

Posted on November 10, 2012 • Filed under: Argentina, Latin America Health, TRAVEL

Having suffered a serious outbreak of dengue in 2009, Argentina has managed to lower the incidence of cases by 96% and looks, along with other neighboring countries, find a regional strategy to control the disease. We talked with Dr. Lilian Tartaglino, Minister of Quality of Life of the City of Posadas …… Present for centuries in the Americas-the first dengue epidemics occurred in the seventeenth century, is today in most countries of the region, transmitted by the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito disease vector . According to the World Health Organization (WHO) number about 80 million people infected annually, and about 550,000 patients require hospitalization, 20,000 die from dengue, more than 2.5 billion people are at risk of the disease and over 100 countries have endemic transmission. The reality is that in America there was a resurgence of the disease in the eighties, during which they showed a deterioration of vector eradication programs, which allowed its progressive development and cyclical to date. Read Article

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