With the exception of Pedernales, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Samana, El Ceibo and La Altagracia, the rest of the region has issued a yellow alert for the ever-increasing dengue epidemic in the country.
This means that in 27 provinces, one to ten cases have been reported per 1,000 residents.
As of July 27, the number of people infected with AIDS AJT mosquito-borne infections increased from 5,548 to 6,383, of which ten were diagnosed by the Clinical Audit Committee and by the National Public Health Laboratory. Daphyl ó, which also detected the presence of dengue circulation subtypes 1 and 3, was later identified in San Jose de Ochoa and Great Santo Domingo.
According to the Epidemiological Bulletin 30 published yesterday by the Directorate General's Epi Epidemiology (DIJP), 723 suspected cases were reported cumulatively during the last four weeks of 2,509 cases in a single week, more than half of which were under 15 years old.
During this period, the disease increased more than expected in the last five years compared to the same period.
Across the country, the cumulative incidence per 100,000 inhabitants is 106.81 cases, that is, ten times more than reported in the same period of 2018.
The Pan American Health Organization (PHO) warned this week that Nicaragua, Brazil, Honduras, Belize, Colombia, El Salvador, Paraguay, Guatemala, Mexico, and Venezuela have passed through the US and Caribbean. The ten countries with the most cases.
A hygiene problem
Dengue is a household and community hygiene problem, said José Luis San Mart .n, a regional dengue consultant at the PHO. He said the most effective way to tackle mosquito breeding is by eliminating its breeding sites.
San Martin asked that the community get rid of any wastes that could accumulate water such as drums, old tires, cans, bottles and vases. The water tank must be tightly sealed for home use. "Eliminating hatcheries means hitting mosquitoes by cutting its breeding cycle and reducing its population in space."
The PHHO also said to ensure that health professionals are trained to diagnose and adequately manage patients with dengue or other arboviruses such as Zika and chikungunya.
"Proper management of patients is a priority that can save lives," said San Mart અનેn, and urged him not to self-medicate and go to health care early in the case of symptoms of the disease.
The most common symptoms of this disease are acute fever (40 ° C), severe headache, backache, and joint and muscle aches; Dengue warning signs, which seek immediate medical attention, are severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, rapid breathing, bleeding from the mucous membrane, fatigue, irritability and the presence of blood in the vomiting.
To prevent mosquito breeding, officials urge families to chlorine the interior walls of the tank with chlorine each week.
SNS increased staff at children's hospitals
Facing the prevalence of local disease, the National Health Service (SNS) said it had increased the workforce for dengue, as well as the duration of cleaning and scraping operations in health care, among other preventive measures. In addition to Arturo Grલનlan in Santiago, the new collaborators are about one hundred people in pediatric hospitals Robert Red Cabral and Hugo Mendoza in Santo Domingo, including doctors and nurses.
They will train doctors in the southern region of the country
The Ministry of Health arranged to train doctors from hospitals in the IV region, in the south of the country, from where most of the patients coming to Robert Reed Cabral Hospital are mentioned, and at the same time, transported to improve their condition. According to Minister Rafael Sanchez Cardenas, these are the two main causes of most deaths, because doctors are sending children into a very serious situation after inadequate management of hydration and hypotension.