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Dengue deaths are at zero in the country

Dengue, maternal and child mortality, as well as the anger that in the recent past was the subject of scandals due to the high number of deaths reported, today appear with up to zero deaths.

This is reflected in the Ministry of Public Health’s epidemiological bulletin No. 21, which covers up to 25 May, which records 2,469 probable dengue and zero deaths. Of those cases, 646 were reported last month.

In regard to maternal deaths, the report is 63 deaths, 10 fewer than last year for the same period, meanwhile, which of the child deaths are collected 1,077, for a difference of 328 cases less compared to the 2018.

Two people have officially become ill with cholera and no one has died.

As for malaria, there were several outbreaks last year, 202 so far in 2019 and between these two deaths.

Leptospirosis

From this disease is also reflected a decrease of deaths, with a report of 17, while last year by the time the number of deaths totaled 24. According to the epidemiological bulletin, during the past four weeks reported 20 suspected cases of leptospirosis, including the death of four men between 23 and 42 years of age, who resided in the provinces Espaillat, San Juan and Santiago.

In total, there are 127 reported leptospirosis cases, including those who have died from the disease.

The cumulative incidence up to this week shows a decrease of 55% compared to the same period of 2018, however, the Ministry of Public Health recommends to the Air Corps of Health to strengthen leptospirosis surveillance actions in order to detect and treat cases in a timely manner, in order to reduce the risk of death from this event.

Leptospirosis is an infection that, according to the medical literature, people can catch it by direct contact with the urine of infected animals or through water, soil or food contaminated with the urine, especially from rats.

The main symptoms in most cases are fever, headache, muscle, joint and bone pain, jaundice, kidney failure, and bleeding.

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