2,072 new cases of dengue were reported in Entre Ríos

2,072 new cases of dengue were reported in Entre Ríos
2,072 new cases of dengue were reported in Entre Ríos

The latest provincial epidemiological update reflects that from April 14 to 20, 2,072 new cases of dengue were reported in the data upload system.of which 739 had onset of symptoms in the last week.

In the dengue case monitor, available on the website of the Ministry of Health of Entre Ríos (https://www.entrerios.gov.ar/msalud/monitorcovid-19/index.html), you can now consult the updated information with the data corresponding to epidemiological week 16. There it is detailed that in the last seven days the departments that reported the highest number of cases were Gualeguaychú (513), Paraná (375), Concordia (301) and Federación (299).

Likewise, from the General Directorate of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health of Entre Ríos It was recalled that the peak of infections, according to the notification date, occurred in epidemiological week 12 (which took place from March 17 to 23). Since then the number of infections has remained stable, even showing a slight decrease.

It should be noted that of the 2,072 cases reported in this report, 739 had the onset of symptoms in Epidemiological Week 16 (April 14 to 20), while the rest correspond to previous weeks.

Finally, the Monitor allows us to observe that in the period between August 1, 2023 and April 21, 2024, the province registers a cumulative total of 16,131 reported cases. In the same period there have been 840 hospitalizations, of which 91 took place in the last week.

Dengue: how to prevent it

Given that the number of infections remains at high levels, we remember that it is essential to maintain preventive actions and eliminate mosquito breeding sites in homes and common spaces.

We must not lose sight of the fact that the disease is not transmitted from person to person but rather through the Aedes aegypti mosquito; That is why it is necessary to empty or discard all elements that may accumulate stagnant water in order to control the population of the transmitting mosquito.

Dengue: what habits are preventive

  • Containers that accumulate water, even if they are small, should be thrown away, turned over or sanitized frequently, both inside and outside the home.
  • Also cover or cover large containers such as drums or elevated tanks with mosquito netting and clean gutters.
  • The waterers must be brushed and the water changed daily. Swimming pools should be kept chlorinated and covered when not in use.
  • The use of repellents is recommended according to the manufacturers’ instructions, as a permanent individual protection measure while the cases continue.
  • On the other hand, in areas where there is active dengue transmission, it is recommended to eliminate adult mosquitoes using insecticides to stop and stop transmission.

What are the symptoms of dengue

Common symptoms include: fever, nausea and vomiting, redness and inflammation of the skin, and severe pain in the head, behind the eyes, in the muscles and joints.

It is also important to keep in mind that the disease can have serious forms and cause death. If you present any of the warning signs such as intense and continuous abdominal pain; dizziness or fainting; persistent vomiting; intolerance to liquids and foods; drowsiness; restlessness or irritability and/or bleeding, you should go to a health facility immediately.

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