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14 deaths from dengue in Mexico: two in Quintana Roo

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Mexico today confirmed its first deaths from dengue this year: 14. Two deaths correspond to Quintana Roo, a neighboring state of Yucatán, where deaths from probable dengue increased from three to four in week 14 of 2024.

On Thursday, April 11, the Mexican Ministry of Health (SSA) reported 14 confirmed deaths from dengue in the states of Guerrero, Morelos, five in each; Quintana Roo, two; State of Mexico and Michoacán, one in each.

They are the first deaths from dengue that the SSA confirms. On April 4, it was reported that until week 13 (from March 26 to April 1) of 2024 in the country there were 155 deaths due to probable dengue: 15 were already ruled out and 140 under study, among the latter 10 in Quintana Roo, nine in Campeche and three in Yucatán.

In week 14 (from April 2 to 8) deaths due to probable dengue increased to 168: 14 confirmed, 15 ruled out, and 139 under study, among the latter 10 in Campeche, eight in Quintana Roo, and four in Yucatán.

According to SSA figures, last week 13 people died with dengue symptoms in the country, including one in Campeche and one in Yucatán.

Yucatán continues as the twelfth state in Mexico with the most confirmed cases of dengue, which increased from 147 to 151 from week 13 to 14, the SSA also reported today. In other words, four people had dengue confirmed with a laboratory test.

Likewise, he specified that the cases of non-severe dengue in Yucatan remained at 54 and those of severe dengue remained at eight, but those of dengue with alarm symptoms rose from 85 to 89.

Virus three of this disease circulates in the Yucatecan entity. The municipalities of San Felipe (in the East) and Hocabá (in the cenote area) remain the hotspots of the dengue epidemic, and Tekantó and Huhí, as alarm areas.

From April 1 to 5, in the middle of the Holy Week holidays, the government of Yucatán fumigated the ports against mosquitoes, from Progreso to El Cuyo; the cities of Valladolid and Tizimín (in the East), and the capital of Yaxcabá (Center).

This week it already fumigated in the capitals of Valladolid (again), Sinanché, and Dzoncauich; in Pisté, town of Tinum, and colonies of Mérida. Today, Thursday, April 11, fumigation is carried out in Tikuch, Dzitnup, and Ebtún, all police stations in Valladolid, and colonies in the south of Mérida.

At the national level, children between 10 and 14 years of age are the most affected by the three types of dengue, and then, young people between 15 and 19 years of age. The third group with the highest incidence is those aged 20 to 24 years, in non-severe dengue, and children aged 5 to 9 years, in both alarm and severe dengue. By gender, dengue affects women more, with 52% of mild cases and 51% of alarm and severe dengue cases. In this way, dengue sickens children and young people, most of them women.

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