95 cases of scarlet fever reported in the first half of the year in the State of Mexico – El Sol de Toluca

95 cases of scarlet fever reported in the first half of the year in the State of Mexico – El Sol de Toluca
95 cases of scarlet fever reported in the first half of the year in the State of Mexico – El Sol de Toluca

Until the cut of the epidemiological week 22 that corresponds from May 26th to June 1st As of this year 2024, the State of Mexico counts 95 cases of scarlet fever, 15 more cases than those recorded during the same period but in 2023.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), scarlet fever is a infectious-contagious diseasewhich is mainly characterized by skin rash caused by the type of group A Streptococcus bacteria.

In addition to redness, this world organization indicates, Other symptoms include fever, pharyngotonsillitis, and peeling.

The federal Secretary of Health reports that It is transmitted through contact with droplets of saliva from an infected person as can happen when you cough, sneeze or share a glass or plate.

The symptoms of scarlet fever are gred and sore throat, fever greater than 38.3°C, red rash, red skin in the folds of the armpit, elbow and groin.

In addition to tongue or back of the throat covered with a whitish coating, as well as a “strawberry” appearance (red with dots), headache, nausea or vomiting, and body aches.

Once the doctor makes the diagnosis, The treatment is based on antibiotics and as important information is that Scarlet fever can be complicated by rheumatic fever (inflammatory disease that affects the heart, joints, skin and brain), kidney disease, ear or skin infection, pneumonia, or arthritis.

In the State of Mexico, according to information contained in the Epidemiological bulletin of week 22 which corresponds to May 26 As of June 1, 9 cases have been recorded in the 19 jurisdictions.

In the cumulative total up to June 1 of this year, there were: 45 cases in men and 50 in women, so that the sum of cases is 95.

Compared to the same time period but in the year 202380 cases of scarlet fever were recorded, that is, in this year 2024 15 more cases have been detected.

Of the 19 jurisdictions that make up the State of Mexico, Toluca and Zumpango, They are the ones who present the most cases with 13 and 14 cases respectively until June 1st of this year 2024.

 
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