Epidemiological Update - Oropouche in the Region of the Americas - 12 April 2024

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Oropouche virus is primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of the midge, Culicoides paraensis, which is present in the Region of the Americas, but it can also be transmitted by the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus.

So far in 2024, four countries in the Region of the Americas have reported cases of OROV: the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.

The Pan-American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) urges Member States to intensify surveillance for the timely detection of cases, update health personnel for the detection and proper management of cases and inform the at-risk population about preventive and control measures.