Girardot, Anapoima, Fusa and more municipalities of Cundinamarca affected by dengue

Girardot, Anapoima, Fusa and more municipalities of Cundinamarca affected by dengue
Girardot, Anapoima, Fusa and more municipalities of Cundinamarca affected by dengue

Deputy editor

Jun 17, 2024 – 10:49 am

According to figures from the Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sivigila), which are based on data from the Ministry of Health of Cundinamarcathis year 7,508 cases of dengue have been reported in the department, as confirmed by El Tiempo.

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This condition is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito and is a problem that affects people of all ages. and with symptoms such as mild fever to disabling fever, accompanied by severe headache, pain behind the eyes, pain in muscles, joints and erythema, according to the form.

Precisely, this situation has several municipalities in suspense, since more than ten are affected with dengue. This is the panorama in these towns where there are already more than 5,283 infecteds, according to the newspaper: Fusagasugá, with 1,649 cases; La Mesa, with 922; The College, with 478; La Vega, with 432; Cachipay, with 294; Villeta, with 332; Girardot, with 321; Anapoima, with 278; Viota, with 254; and Nilo, with 219.

The alarm has gone off around this time because the vacation season mid-year of many families and schools, especially in Bogotá, which makes it possible for thousands of people Go out for a break in several of the aforementioned municipalities, where people have houses, farms or stay in some tourist complexes.

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According to information from the Transport terminal, It is estimated that this season 1.9 million people will leave the capital towards the municipalities of Cundinamarca. The Department’s Government has said that, although the situation has grown, the lethality of the disease has been controlled.

“The proportion of severe dengue is equivalent to 0.53 percent of the total cases reported up to the week epidemiological number 22 of 2024”, indicated the Government of Cundinamarca.

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