“Dengue registers a considerable increase in several municipalities in the Eastern part of the State of Yucatan, as well as in Mérida”, the federal Ministry of Health reported, stating that 12 new cases were registered in just one week.
This situation places Yucatan among the 17 states with the highest incidence of this vector disease, above Campeche, Guanajuato and Sinaloa.
According to the “Panorama epidemiológico de dengue” (Epidemiological panorama of dengue), this pathology spreads more rapidly in Mérida and the East of the State, although there have been no deaths due to complications provoked by this disease so far this year (until now).
In 2018, the first case of the year was registered in Yucatán at the beginning of October, and the year closed with 20 cases.
Before a possible outbreak, it is necessary to strengthen the actions to minimize the presence of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito vector of Dengue, Hemorragic Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika, which could be fatal. In the case of yellow fever, no cases have been registered in Mexico, at least for now.
“So far this year, 8,973 cases of dengue have been confirmed in the country, with an increase of 217.4 percent compared to the same period in 2018, when a total 2,827 cases were recorded”, according to the IMSS National Center of Preventive Programs and Disease Control (Cenaprece).
In Yucatán there are already 34 infected, distributed in eight municipalities (Mérida, Valladolid, Tizimín, Cenotillo, Chemax, Chichimilá, Progreso and Tinum).
The state with the highest number of cases is Veracruz, with 2,492 cases (27.8 percent of the national total), followed by Chiapas, with 1,725,( 19.2).
No cases have been registered in 8 states (Aguascalientes, Baja California, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Durango, Querétaro, Tlaxcala and Zacatecas).
Quintana Roo ranks fourth nationally, with 535 infected people, 6% of the total; Yucatan is in place 17 of the list with 34 confrmed cases, 0.38 percent of the total, and Campeche is number 18, with 29 cases, 0.32 percent of the total.
Unfortunately, 28 deaths have already been registered in the country, in eight different states, (10 in Chiapas, 5 in Guerrero, 4 in Tabasco, 3 in Quintana Roo, 2 in Veracruz, 2 in Jalisco, one in Hidalgo and one in Nayarit).
The Yucatan Times Newsroom with information from Centro Nacional de Programas Preventivos y Control de Enfermedades (Cenaprece)