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MINSAP issues dengue alert: “The risk of getting sick is high throughout the country”

Madrid Spain.- Given the increase in dengue cases on the island and the critical situation that the disease has unleashed, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) warned that “the risk of becoming ill is high throughout the country.”

Through a release published this Monday, the entity highlighted that “the infestation rates caused by Aedes Aegypti, the transmitting agent of dengue, continue to be high” and that “it is still not possible to stop the transmission or the increase in the incidence rate of suspected cases.”

According to the data provided, in the current focal treatment cycle, which began on September 5, the largest number of mosquito outbreaks is concentrated in Santiago de Cuba, Havana, Camagüey, Holguín, Matanzas, Villa Clara and Pinar. from the river.

The MINSAP pointed out that the deposits to store water continue to be the places where the largest number of outbreaks are detected (71.5% of the total), and for this reason it called to keep these deposits covered both in homes and in work and student centers. .

“We cannot leave that responsibility alone to the workers of the anti-vector campaign,” he added.

The health authorities also called to follow the protocols established in the face of this epidemic, “to prevent people from getting sick and, if they do, that they be treated as soon as possible.”

In this sense, he referred to the importance of sick and relatives are aware of the alarm symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting, fluid accumulation, mucosal bleeding, irritability, drowsiness) and are attentive to their appearance so that, if they occur, seek immediate medical attention.

At the beginning of this month, the MINSAP reported that an increase in of the cases of dengue for next October and November on the Island.

According to Clarilda Peña García, deputy minister of MINSAP, the country is going through “a difficult moment”, and “we are heading towards the most complex of the disease, since the cycle shows its greatest peaks from the end of October and the beginning of November, because there are a wave of the vector and of the patients with dengue”.

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