Ecuador: more cases of dengue expected despite defensive measures

Posted on August 2, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Health, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate

The lectures in educational institutions, training medical staff and the spraying and mingas neighborhoods remain in the provinces where the highest number of dengue patients, according to the directions of Health. But these measures have not slowed the number of cases, because dengue has attacked so far 14,258 people.

Of this figure, the report released yesterday by the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), there are 230 cases diagnosed with dengue hemorrhagic fever, severe called the authorities. Furthermore, this regional epidemic as bodies such as the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), has left 21 dead in Ecuador. Read Article

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