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The number of probable and laboratory confirmed dengue fever cases in Mexico has eclipsed the 10,000 mark as of Feb. 15, according to health ministry numbers.

Image/Mexico Dept of Health screen shot

Image/Mexico Dept of Health screen shot

Through the seventh week of 2016, Mexico has reported 10,702 total dengue fever cases, up from 6,892 cases during the same period last year. 1,496 cases have been laboratory confirmed.

Nearly 500 cases of severe dengue have been reported and to date, no deaths have been noted.

The states seeing the most dengue to date include Jalisco (1601), Nuevo Leon (1290) and Guerrero (1060).

All four dengue serotypes have been reported with DENV-1 being the most common. Oaxaca is the only state reporting all four.

Dengue is an infectious disease caused by the dengue virus (DENV). There are 4 serotypes called DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4. Infection with one serotype produces lifelong immunity against that serotype reinfection. Successive infection with two different serotypes is a risk factor for developing the severe forms of the disease.

All serotypes have been isolated in the Americas. In several countries they circulate simultaneously, creating a serious risk for an epidemic.

The Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are transmitters of dengue.



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  2. Vince says:

    I came across ur article on dengue. I am from the Philippines and the situation is very similar.

    However, most of the fatalities from dengue are caused by doctors not following the World Health Org dengue guidelines. This statement is based on personal experience and from any sort of dengue news from countries near the equator where dengue is endemic. Doctors are not applying enough intravenous fluid thus causing extreme dehydration and death. It is as simple as that. The WHO guidelines stresses boluses of fluid should be applied in a timely manner. But doctors are afraid of the complication called fluid overload, so they drag their feet. The reality is, if doctors only applied the WHO guideline on fluid boluses correctly, rarely will the disease progress to a complicated stage.
    (For proof of this, pls read the WHO Dengue Guidelines available here:

    There is also a doctor who has figured out that his colleagues are not following the WHO dengue guideline correctly and his blog is here:

    Now I am writing to you to try to raise awareness of this prevailing doctor malpractice. Let us help the medical community open their eyes.

    Lastly, I have developed an app based on the WHO Dengue guidelines. This app ensures that doctors are guided by the WHO dengue guidelines when applying treatment to a dengue patient. The app is available on iTunes:

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