By NewsDesk @bactiman63
With the addition of six chikungunya cases reported in recent weeks, Colombia health officials put the total case count to 515 (48 laboratory confirmed) through the first week of December.
This is a decrease in 120 cases compared to the same period last year.
More than half the cases were reported from Putumayo, Cundinamarca, Santander, Tolima, Valle del Cauca and Antioquia.
The number of Zika virus cases has reached 404, with two additional cases reported the week ending Dec. 7.
The number of cases reported this year is down 394 cases compared to 2018.
Fifty-five percent of the cases were reported from Putumayo, Valle del Cauca, Meta, Santander and Cundinamarca.
The Ministry of Health has reported 119,840 dengue fever cases, including 79 dengue-related fatalities.
The national incidence of dengue is 446.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at risk. For the departments of
Amazonas, Meta, Casanare, Huila, Tolima, Guainía, Arauca, Vaupés, Putumayo, Vichada, Sucre, Cesar, Guaviare, Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Norte de Santander, Santander and Magdalena, incidence rates are estimated more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.