At least 63 confirmed cases of malaria have been notified in the last four weeks in the epidemiological surveillance system, 75 percent of which correspond to the focus located in neighborhoods of Santo Domingo Oeste, according to a local media report (computer translated).
As of the beginning of this month, 294 cases have been notified throughout the country, with La Ciénaga, Hato Nuevo, Caballona and Manoguayabo, in Santo Domingo Oeste, and Las Mercedes, in Los Alcarrizos, the neighborhoods with the highest incidence of this febrile disease. it is transmitted by the bite of the Anopheles mosquito, which breeds in swampy and dirty waters, especially where there is vegetation.
In the past week, the system detected 25 confirmed cases, all autochthonous, corresponding to 17 men and eight women aged between 13 and 62 years of age, according to data contained in the epidemiological bulletin 35.
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