The border city of San Luis Río Colorado in Sonora state, Mexico, has reported their first dengue fever related fatality of 2014, according to a Yuma Sun report Thursday.
The city of 180,000 people sits on the border with Baja California and is adjacent to San Luis, Arizona.
In 2014, San Luis Rio Colorado has seen a total of 20 dengue fever cases. The victim is only identified as a 35-year-old man who was initially admitted Sonora Health Ministry’s General Hospital for demonstrating dengue-like symptoms; however, he was released the same day after showing signs of improvement.
Since the start of 2014 throughout Sonora, there have been 2,992 cases of dengue and nine deaths attributed to the disease, according to health officials.
In all of Mexico this year, about 100,000 dengue cases have been reported with nearly 6,000 of the cases being classified as severe dengue. 27 people have died as of Nov. 6, according to the Pan American Health Organization.
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