Current reports show an increase in the transmission of dengue, with the greatest number of cases concentrated in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
An increase in the transmission of dengue is currently being reported, with the greatest number of cases concentrated in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
The nationwide epidemiological alert in Paraguayan continues, as per information provided by the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare of Paraguay (MSPBS).
On 15 January 2007 the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare of Paraguay (MSPBS) declared an epidemiological alert for the entire nation in light of the number of dengue cases and the real possibility of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) cases.
In March 2006, 49 neighborhoods in Asunción, were affected by a dengue outbreak. This comprised of fourteen health districts (Regiones Sanitarias or RSs).
As of 8 February 2007, the epidemiological alert issued by the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare of Paraguay (MSPBS) has been in effect throughout the entire country, in view of cases of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic (DH). To date, there have been 3 fatal cases of DH.
The government of El Salvador declared a state of emergency in several regions of the country, including San Salvador, in their response to dealing with the dengue epidemic that has already taken the lives of two children.
The Minister of Health of Cuba, Dr. José Ramón Balaguer, informed the PAHO/WHO Country Office in Cuba of the presence of a classic dengue outbreak affecting four provinces in Cuba, with 9% of the cases among children.
Up to Epidemiological Week (EW) 10 (7 March 2007), the following has been reported, following up on the outbreak notice published on 12 February 2007: 53,146 cases of dengue, 27 cases of dengue hemorrhagic (DH), 6 deaths, serotype in circulation: DEN-3, most affected state: Mato Grosso do Sul (with 52% of all cases).
Up to Epidemiological Week (EW) 3, 20 January 2007, the following was reported: 21,444 cases of dengue, which represents an increase of 20% when compared with the same period in 2006 (preliminary results, seeing that the states of Amazonas, Roraima and Rio Grande so Sul have not sent information), 11 cases of dengue hemorrhagic (DH), 3 deaths.