Dengue cases continue to decline in Entre Ríos – Radio Nacional

The Ministry of Health of Entre Ríos updated the epidemiological data regarding dengue this Monday. In this sense, 1,031 new cases were notified to the data upload system, of which 499 had the onset of symptoms in the last week.

This is the sixth consecutive week in which the province of Entre Ríos presents decreases in the number of infections, after the peak recorded in mid-March.

The updated information with the data corresponding to epidemiological week 18 (which runs from April 28 to May 4) can be consulted 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).

It should be noted that, in the last seven days, the departments that reported the highest number of cases were Paraná (272), Concordia (200), Federación (143), Uruguay (129) and Villaguay (105).

Likewise, of the 1,031 cases registered in the data upload system during epidemiological week 18, a total of 499 had the onset of symptoms in the last week.

In addition, in the period from August 1, 2023 to May 5, 2024, the province records a cumulative total of 18,808 reported cases.

Finally, the General Directorate of Epidemiology stated that in the same period, 957 hospitalizations were carried out (61 of them in the last week); of which 80 required admission to Intensive Care Units (three of these cases corresponding to the last week).

Prevention

Although it is expected that infections will continue to decrease week by week, 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 crucial to maintain preventive actions, such as cleaning surfaces and containers that retain water, where the transmitting mosquito reproduces.

If we manage to maintain these habits over time, we will also see a beneficial impact in the long term. This is because the eggs that Aedes aegypti females lay at this time of year can survive low temperatures and remain viable until the arrival of spring. Therefore, by cleaning containers and eliminating any element that may retain water, we will also help limit the presence of the transmitting mosquito in the next season.

Symptoms

It is important to keep in mind the manifestations of the disease to know what signs to go to health services for.

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.

But are not the only ones. The disease can also have severe forms and cause death. Therefore, you should go to a health facility immediately 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.


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