The Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis of the State Health Department (SES) reported that 79 cases of Chikungunya have been registered in the State of Guerrero so far this year, with zero fatalities.
According to the report, 56 cases were detected in the port of Acapulco, 15 in the region of Costa Chica, six cases in Zihuatanejo and two more in Petatlán, giving a total of 79 people infected by the chikungunya mosquito.
Authorities announced that in coastal areas of Guerrero they have launched campaigns to exterminate the mosquito that causes this disease, as well as dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever.
The disease has an incubation period from three to seven days and it is recommended to cover water containers and throw away objects that can accumulate liquids such as tires, empty cans, bottles, etc.
The most common symptoms are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Chikungunya disease does not often result in death, but the symptoms can be severe and disabling.
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