Published On: Mon, Dec 15th, 2014

Yucatán ranks 3rd in Mexico´s mortality from Hemorrhagic Dengue

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MERIDA, Yucatan.-

Yucatán ranks 3rd in Mexico´s mortality from hemorrhagic dengue, according to health officials who confirmed a new death in the state. However, the Federal Ministry of Health reported that the State also recorded a reduction of cases: So far this year, there has been 1,021 cases against, 2,544 registered in 2013 in the same period. Other three deaths were reported from complications of this disease due to mosquito Aedes aegyptis, exceeding the national rate of lethality. Nationally, in so far this year, 35 deaths were registered, a decrease of 58.3 percent from the same period in 2013, when the figure reached 84. Even the current fatality rate is 0.43, while last year was 0.47, when a greater number of infected recorded.

The states with the highest number of cases are Veracruz and Chiapas, with seven cases each, followed by Sinaloa, four; and Guerrero with three. The rest is distributed among Baja California Sur, Campeche, Nuevo Leon, Quintana Roo, Sonora, Tabasco, Puebla, Oaxaca  and Tamaulipas.

 In Yucatán, the case fatality rate is 0.72, higher than the national average, while last year the number of deaths from dengue hemorrhagic fever was 3.

 During 2014, in Mexico 30,387 cases were recorded, noting a decrease of 49.1 percent over the previous year, when there were 59,702 infected.

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Mosquito Aedes aegyptis

 Symptoms

After being bitten by the mosquito carrying the Dengue Virus, it takes the symptoms generally 3 to 15 days to show up.

The symptoms can be sudden, generally appear as:

  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Pain in eyes/ Reddening of eyes
  • Low backache
  • Pain in extremities
  • Rash appear on body extremities
  • Rapid increase in temperature as high as 104oC
  • Fever and signs generally drop after 2-4 days after beginning and then appear again with the second episode of viral fever.

The most severe form of Dengue is the Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. This is accompanied by all symptoms of Dengue and the following conditions as well:

  • Significant damage to blood vessels and lymph
  • Decrease in the platelet count of the blood
  • Bleeding from gums, nose, mouth
  • Bleeding under the skin which looks like bruising

Precautions

Dengue spreads through mosquito bites, so mosquito extermination is necessary indoors as well in neighborhood and spraying of mosquito repellant is necessary.

Fumigation agains Dengue

Fumigation agains Dengue

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Mosquito repellant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arms and legs should be covered and leggings during an outbreak in the city. Moreover, mosquito repellant sprays and lotions should be used liberally on all exposed parts.

 

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