The Ministry of Health reported that cases of dengue were detected in 13 jurisdictions of the country and the weekly average of infected is two thousand infections, while all the people who contracted the disease since the beginning of the outbreak is 9,388.
Of the total registered cases, 8,504 acquired the infection in the country and the rest on trips abroad. Which is translated in many autochthonous cases.
Infertile mosquitoes: how they will prevent the spread of dengue and chikungunya fever
The health portfolio also confirmed that up to now, the circulation of this virus has been identified in 13 jurisdictions: Buenos Aires (3 locations), the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Catamarca (2 locations), Chaco (2 locations), Corrientes (2 locations), Córdoba (1 location), Entre Ríos (1 location), Formosa (2 locations), Jujuy (3 locations), Salta (9 locations), Santa Fe (16 locations), Santiago del Estero (6 locations) and Tucumán (15 locations).
Regarding dengue, it was indicated that in the last four weeks 8,001 cases were confirmed, with an average of two thousand cases per week. This value is 30 percent lower than the average registered during the same period of 2020 (the year in which the largest epidemic in the country occurred since the reemergence of the disease in 1998).
The mosquito and the symptoms of Dengue
Dengue is a viral disease transmitted by the bite of the Aedes genus mosquito, mainly by Aedes aegypti.
When the mosquito feeds on the blood of a person infected with the Dengue virus, it acquires the virus and after 8 to 12 days it is capable of transmitting it to a healthy person through its bite.
Concern grows over the rise in dengue and chikungunya cases in thirteen provinces
The symptoms of dengue are fever accompanied by one or more of the following: pain behind the eyes, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain, nausea and vomiting, intense tiredness, blotchy appearance of the skin, and itching and/or bleeding from the nose. and gums.
The main form of transmission of this disease is through the bites of infected mosquitoes, and that is why the most important measure to prevent dengue and chikungunya is the elimination of all mosquito breeding sites, that is, all containers that contain water. , both inside the houses and in their surroundings.
If the containers cannot be eliminated because they are used frequently, mosquito access to their interior must be prevented (covering tanks, cisterns and/or cisterns) or prevent them from accumulating water, turning (buckets, basins, drums), emptying and brushing frequently (pot holders, drinking fountains), or putting them under cover (returnable bottles). It is also advisable to place mosquito netting on the grilles.
To avoid mosquito bites, it is recommended to use repellent, wear long-sleeved clothing and light colors, and to protect babies (who cannot use repellent), nets or tulle should be placed over cribs and strollers.
The application of insecticide by fumigation is indicated only in an outbreak situation and under the methodological indications of the current national regulations.
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