Prevention and elimination of mosquito breeding sites: it is key to reducing diseases such as dengue and malaria

The Department of Epidemiology, the Ministry of Health (Minsa), highlights for week No. 28 the updated cases regarding diseases such as: monkeypox, dengue, hantavirus, malaria, leishmaniasis, Chikunguya and Zika in the country.
Monkeypox (Monkeypox)
In epidemiological week No. 28 (corresponding from Sunday, July 9 to Saturday, July 15), new cases of monkeypox continue to be unconfirmed, with which the accumulated confirmed cases as of July 15 remain at 237; of which 89 cases were during the year 2022 and 148 cases, so far in 2023 (146 men and 2 women).
There are no active cases or in home isolation, or hospitalized, 1 death remains and 236 people completed their isolation, without major setbacks. 1,775 doses against monkeypox have been placed (1,275 first dose and 500 second dose).
• Dengue
The report highlights that there are 2,994 confirmed cases of dengue throughout the country. The regions with the most positive cases are: Bocas del Toro with 776 cases; Columbus with 627 cases; Panama Metro with 462 cases; North Panama with 275 cases; West Panama with 261 cases and San Miguelito with 190 cases.
The Ministry of Health (MINSA) reiterates the importance of keeping homes and the work environment clean, checking door screens, windows, and looking under sinks, as these are places where there may be breeding sites for the transmitting mosquito.

• Hantavirus
Hantavirus cases are confirmed 28 accumulated cases throughout the country; of which with hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome, thirteen (13) cases are confirmed and with hantavirus fever there are thirteen (13) cases.
In total, so far in 2023, 28 cases have been confirmed, (26 are alive and 2 deaths), one registered in the province of Herrera (at the beginning of the year) and in Los Santos (this week).
These 28 confirmed cases, 19 cases have been verified in the provinces of Los Santos; Herrera with 6 cases and Coclé with 3 cases.
The Minsa emphasizes that people keep their home and their environment clean, also collected grains (such as rice and corn), store and seal them to prevent the rodent from having contact and leaving their feces and urine in the surroundings.

  • Malaria
    During epidemiological week No. 28, 78 new cases of malaria have been confirmed (44 in Guna Yala; 25 in Darién, 1 in San Miguelito and 1 in Panama Metro). With a cumulative, so far in 2023, of 6,122 cases.
    The Minsa continues to reinforce the strategies to mitigate the cases of malaria in the country, the promotion and prevention strategies in these areas, distributing mosquito nets with chemicals and also, reinforcing the operational capacity and the supply of medicines against this disease throughout the country.
  • Leishmaniasis, Chikunguya and Zika
    Regarding the cases of Leishmaniasis, during epidemiological week No. 28, 27 new active cases were confirmed, of which 8 in West Panama; 4 are from Bocas del Toro, 4 in the Ngäbe Buglé region, 3 in Coclé. In 2 in Colón, 1 in Panama East and so far in 2023, there have been 948 confirmed cases.
    Seven (7) cases of Chikungunya remain, distributed in the sectors of North Panama in Alcalde Díaz; San Miguelito, in the José Domingo Espinar sector; in West Panama, Burunga sector and in the metropolitan region, in El Chorrillo.
    And in this week No. 28, three (3) cases of Zika remain, (1 in Panama Norte-Chilibre; 1 in Metetí, Darién and 1 in Tocumen, Panama Metro).

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