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Yucatán registers 29 cases of dengue in one week

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Once again, Yucatán rose dangerously to fourth place in the national ranking of entities with the most cases of dengue nationwide, because although during the first week of 2024 no patients were reported, in the last seven days 29 patients were reported.

According to the Dengue Epidemiological Panorama, in the second week of the year, the state of Yucatan was placed below Guerrero, which reported 169 patients, followed by Tabasco with 152 records and Colima, which reported 42 cases.

Although the figure does not seem high, it is worth remembering that the federal agency reported the same number of cases in the first half of 2023, exactly one year ago, when the rebound that gave rise to the epidemic that hit the entity began, so Registrations are expected to continue increasing in the coming weeks if the guard against the disease is lowered.

So far, Yucatán reports 16 cases of common dengue (DNG), 14 “with warning signs” (DCSA) and seven of the severe type (DG), the latter representing 24.13 of the total number of patients and the total incidence of the disease. entity is 5.67 per 100 thousand inhabitants; So far there are 555 patients throughout the country spread across 20 states.

Likewise, on the peninsula there is a cumulative total of 66 cases, which represents 12 percent of the total in Mexico. So far the municipalities that have presented cases, in addition to Mérida, are Huhí, Hocabá, Celestún and Acanceh.

According to the Pan American Health Organization, dengue is a disease that affects people of all ages, with symptoms that vary between a mild fever to a disabling fever, accompanied by severe headache, pain behind the eyes, pain in muscles and joints, and erythema.

The disease, which is transmitted through a vector, in this case the main one being the Aedes aegypti mosquito, can progress to severe forms, characterized mainly by shock, respiratory difficulty or severe organ damage.

It has a stationary behavior, that is, in the Southern Hemisphere, most cases occur during the first half of the year, however, in the Northern Hemisphere, cases occur mostly in the second half. This pattern of behavior corresponds to the warmest and rainiest months.

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