Merida – Reports Ministry of Health of the Yucatan Peninsularevealing that in the past two weeks 34 cases of severe dengue fever have been admitted and treated and all hospitalized minors.
With the reported cases being minors, the Yucatan still has the second highest number of patients with the disease in the country.
my own Augustine O’Holan Hospital The city reports that 10% of cases arriving at the hospital are severe and all patients requiring hospitalization mostly minors.
In response, the president of Augustine O’Holan Hospital said: Marco Cetina Chamber of Commerceindicating that in last week Thirty-four severe dengue cases, mainly minors, have been treated.
Likewise, the National Epidemiological Surveillance System (sinaway) reported that he confirmed in the second week of August 100 new dengue cases in Yucatanso this year there have been 1,392 cases, making the Yucatan the second-highest number of patients with the disease.
“We are in a dengue rebound period, however, the Yucatan Peninsula has not been affected by other diseases such as Zika, chikungunya and conjunctivitis, unlike other states facing COVID-19 outbreaks,” he said. “
The doctor said that the eastern part of the state is the most severely affected area of dengue fever, “for this reason, the health department has stepped up fumigation activities in the area”.
Why are there so many dengue cases in the Yucatan Peninsula?
Carlos Isaac Hernández Fuentes, Director of Prevention and Health Protection, reported the conditions in Yucatan as follows: tropical climate and during the rainy season increased number of flies“, “Therefore, do not let your guard down,” says Mauricio Sauri Vivas, head of the SSY, “in coordination with the municipalities and with the support of the public to launch a campaign to eliminate domestic breeding sites.
At home, he stressed, people can do their part by using household repellents and insecticides and keeping yards clean and free of grass, litter, weeds and containers that can be converted into hatcheries.
On the other hand, experts point out that Yucatan’s COVID-19 outbreak remains stable“Because we haven’t had any serious cases, even though the federal government has said the disease is rebounding across the country.”