Nicaragua closed the year 2021 with the second highest number of malaria cases in the last two decades.
According to the Epidemiological Bulletin 46, through the last week of November 2021, there were 21,030 cases in the country.
This amount represents, without knowing December’s numbers, 33% less than the total of the previous year, when the country registered a record of 31,763 cases nationwide.
In addition, Nicaragua is the country in Central America with the highest increase in Plasmodium falciparum malaria. This type of malaria is more serious and could be fatal if not treated early. According
WHO, in 2019 the number of people infected with this type in the country was 2,398 and a a year later the figure rose to 11,250.
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