Peru raises dengue alarm, 60,000 cases and 75 deaths

The international alarm for dengue grows. Peru’s Ministry of Health issued a national epidemiological alert for 75 deaths and more than 58,000 cases of dengue. The number of cases exceeds that of last year. The information was disclosed by the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio. The mosquito that transmits Aedes aegypti is found in 22 regions, 94 provinces and 528 districts in the country. Dengue is a flu-like illness caused by a virus present in tropical and subtropical countries that is transmitted by the bite of certain types of mosquitoes (genus Aedes). There is no direct person-to-person transmission.

In recent days, however, a case of Dengue was registered in the province of Livorno. And health officials immediately took steps to isolate him. “We inform citizens that, after the report of a case of Dengue contracted by a person returning from a trip to the tropical area, to protect public health and as an extreme precaution, the mayor issued an ordinance to be able to carry out the interventions described below to reduce the presence of mosquitoes ». The administration of Collesalvetti, municipality in the province of Livorno, writes in a note. identification document to carry out the interventions/treatments considered useful that were planned. … until the end of the works. In case of bad weather the treatment will be postponed to the first working date”. At the same time as the inspection, informative material will be released and in any case the team will be available for whatever is necessary. clarification”.

Source: IL Tempo