The townships with a higher dengue infestation rate, due to mosquito breeding sites, are Veracruz, Pedregal, Las Garzas and Las Mañanitas.
A total of 11 dengue cases have been registered in Panama, during epidemiological week 20.
According to the Ministry of Health ( Minsa
), 9 of the total cases are withot symptoms and 2 with symptoms, however no serious dengue cases or deaths are reported.
Dengue patients without alarm sign reside in the townships of Betania (1), Parque Lefevre (1), Curundú (1), Pueblo Nuevo (4), Tocumen (1) and Veracruz (1).
In Don Bosco and Parque Lefevre the 2 cases of dengue with warning signs are located.
warned that the townships with a higher infestation rate, due to mosquito breeding sites are:
Veracruz with 18.8%
Pedregal with 6.5%
Las Garzas with 3.2%
Las Mañanitas with 2.9%
The health authorities seek to reduce the percentages of infestation. They ask the population to avoid the formation of breeding sites while constant spraying is carried out to prevent the proliferation of the adult mosquito.
Dengue, transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is an endemic disease in some tropical, subtropical and even temperate areas.