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In just one week the number of dengue cases in Yucatan skyrockets

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In just one week, dengue cases in Yucatan grew by 34 percent, from 46 to 62, according to the last count issued on Thursday September 5th, by the State Ministry of Health.

To date, the increase with respect to 2018 is 210 percent, since at the end of that year the record of confirmed cases of dengue, transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, was only 20.

According to an Epidemiological Analysis of Dengue in the state, corresponding to week 35 (ending on September 2), the Yucatan has confirmation of 42 cases of non-serious dengue, 17 cases of dengue with alarm signs, 3 cases of severe dengue, and 20 dengue with warning signs and severe dengue.

So far, two deaths have been linked to infection with the virus transmitted by Aedes aegypti. One has been discarded, and another is under study.

According to the Dengue Special Epidemiological Surveillance System, 56 percent of non-severe dengue cases have occurred in men and 44 percent in women.

In the case of dengue with warning signs and non-severe dengue, 54 percent correspond to men and 46 percent to women.

The age groups most affected by dengue of both types are children from 5 to 14 years old and adolescents from 15 to 19 years old.

In addition to Mérida, the municipalities where cases have been registered this year are Sucilá, Dzemul, Cenotillo, Chichimilá, Abalá, Tixcacalcupul, Tizimín, Chemax, Valladolid, Tinum, Izamal, Tecoh and Progreso.

The incidence in Yucatán increased from 2.07 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants to 2.79 in the last week. Dengue serotypes that have been detected this year are 1 and 2.

60 percent of dengue cases confirmed so far have been treated in hospitals of the Ministry of Health, 20 percent in the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the remaining 20 at other health institutions such as Centro de Salud, Issste and Sedena medical facilities.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom with information from Secretaría de Salud del Estado de Yucatán

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