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Rainy season looms, 2 dengue deaths


Posted 28/04/2019

Two deaths have from been recorded from dengue virus, transmitted by the Aedes aegypti female mosquito reports the Ministry of Health.

The deaths, a man and a woman were recorded ported in the corregimiento of José Domingo Espinar, in San Miguelito, and the other in Santa Ana, in the metropolitan region. It is about a woman and a man. Both adults.

We must keep our guard and avoid hatcheries and seek timely attention,"  said Itza Barahona de Mosca, Deputy Minister of Health.

Up to March of this year, 507 confirmed cases of dengue were reported, of those 458 were without warning signs, 45 with warning signs, four were severe dengue. Colón (251 cases), Herrera (55), Panamá Norte (40), Coclé (39), Panama Metro (32), San Miguelito (26), are the provinces that report the most cases with this virus so far this year.

from January to September of 2018, there were 2,464 cases of dengue, with There were three deaths, two in Colón and one in Panama Metro.

The Health Ministry recommended that with the arrival of the rains to prevent any disease caused by the mosquito (dengue, zika or chikungunya) the population should monitor homes to ensure that there are no containers with water (including vases),  and check the surroundings after each rain because breeding sites are possible.

At home, do not leave doors open and use an insect vaporizer or an indoor spray to kill the mosquitoes and treat the areas where they rest.



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Health Ministry confirms three dengue deaths


Posted 10/08/2019

Dengue has killed three people so far this year, in Panama and there are 1,500 confirmed cases across the country with 90 of them  showing cause for alarm. Two of the victims were in San Miguelito and one in Panama City although both areas do not have the highest dengue incidence rates.

 There were three deaths across the country throughout 2018.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) has called on the population to clean up sites where mosquitos can breed.

in Colón, where there are 400 cases the Minsa organized a cleaning day that focused on communities such as Villa del Caribe, Villa Luzmila, the city of Colón, Sabanitas and Puerto Pilón.

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Dengue cases are also being closely monitored by the health authorities of Central America, due to deaths recorded in several countries.

In Guatemala, 12,081 cases and 27 deaths have been reported, while in Nicaragua there are 697 cases, with 7 deaths.

In Honduras, a health alert was declared for, 58 dengue deaths.



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Herrera alert as countrywide dengue cases top  1,550


Cleaning up mosquito breeding sites

Posted 16/08/2019

Health authorities in  Herrera are on alert for an increase in dengue cases, already at  160 ranking the province second in the country for the number of confirmed cases.

Until week 32, which ended on August 11, the f Chitré district had the largest number of cases with 103.

The number of patients may be greater, as some patients do not go to health facilities which has led , the Ministry of Health (Minsa) to call on the population if they have symptoms of high fever, malaise, body aches, fatigue, and headache, go immediately to their nearest health center and remember not to medicate.

On August 14, Minsa declared health surveillance throughout the country as a public health measure for the prevention and control of dengue and other diseases such as Zika and Chikungunya.

Some 40% of confirmed cases are located in the province of Colón.



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