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Go back to Cienfuegos, a dengue disappeared four decades ago



Circulation in Cienfuegos 'dengue serotype', where no epidemic has been reported since 1977, has triggered extreme epidemic emergency measures in the province, according to local media 5th of September, The authorities warned that this variety, specifically type I, "may cause death" of the patient.

"The new wave of the Dengue epidemic has appeared with signs of alarm and clinical impact and fortunately, no death has been regretted," Provincial Health Director Salvador Tamayo Muñiz explained at a meeting of top authorities to analyze the situation. In addition, he added that before this scenario would have to reduce transmission in no more than fifteen days. "To achieve this goal, it is necessary to isolate cases in authorized centers and eliminate mosquitoes Aedes aegypti, a dengue agent, "he said.

Local newspapers ask Cienfuegueros to visit various health services if they see symptoms such as fever, vomiting, headaches, abdominal pain, bleeding or other signs of an alarm

The local newspaper asks Cienfuegos to understand the importance of the matter and come to various health services if they experience symptoms such as fever, vomiting, headache or abdominal pain, bleeding or any other warning signal to get a diagnosis and timely treatment.

Lydia Esther Brunet Nodarse, a member of the Central Committee and the first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) in the province, stressed the importance of home monitoring. "He has to act with great demand," he said.

Mayrelis Pernía Cordero, chairwoman of the Provincial People's Assembly, warned that families need to be informed when their homes or outdoor areas will be gutted.

Dengue is an infectious disease caused by a virus whose four serotypes are recognized (1, 2, 3, 4) and are transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes AegyptiAccording to researcher Jorge Arias in Cuba, they found "four serotypes responsible for this disease."

The last cases of serotype 1, prior to the current outbreak, were detected in Santiago de Cuba in 1977 and the number of infected islands was 553,138. These patients were part of an epidemic that affected several Central American Caribbean countries and part of South America belonging to the Caribbean Sea.

Another major epidemic in Cuba occurred in 1981 when 344,203 cases of dengue, including 10,312 hemorrhagic dengue fever (the most dangerous variants), caused 158 deaths.

The last cases of serotype 1, prior to the current outbreak, were detected in Santiago de Cuba in 1977 and the number of affected islands was 553,138

In recent weeks and after a rainy season with heavy rainfall, authorities have stepped up inspections to detect foci and fumigation in several areas of the country, particularly in the most populated cities.

In Havana, the presence of inspectors' bodies affiliated with the Public Greetings and Fimigant Brigades has increased. In municipalities such as Centro Habana, Cerro and San Miguel del Padron, home inspections are accompanied by doctors and nurses to confirm that they are being carried out.

During the summer, several provinces in the center of the country reported the presence of hemorrhagic dengue. According to the Ministry of Public Health, in the year 2017, compared to the previous year, cases of this disease on the island decreased by 68%.

Last year, dengue was present in two villages and 11 health areas in the provinces of Holguin and Ciego de Ávila, while other diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti, such as Zika, were located in 38 health areas of Havana, Mayabeque, Villa Clara, Sancti Spirius, Ciego de Ávila, Camagüey, Las Tunas and Holguin.

According to the World Health Organization, all dengue serotypes have affected America. Several Latin American countries are circulating at the same time and posing a serious risk of an epidemic.

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