Through epidemiological week (EW) 18, 72,163 confirmed and probable dengue cases have been reported, with an average of 4,009 cases per week. 79 deaths were also reported (63 confirmed by laboratory and 16 are under investigation).
From EW 09 to EW 18, the increase was 2.7 times higher than that reported in the first weeks of this year, only in EW 18 7,657 cases of dengue were reported with 39% (543) more districts affected compared to EW 9 (beginning of the increase), observing a greater extension of the disease in the departments nationwide, this due to the presentation of Cyclone Yaku and “Niño Costero” that favored the weather conditions of temperature and rainfall that contributed to the higher production of the vector population.
There is an increase of 111.1% in cases compared to the same period in 2022 and 88.7% compared to 2017, the year in which the so-called “Coastal Child” occurred, which produced the largest dengue epidemic in our history and currently There are 20 of 25 regions at the national level that register cases of dengue. The national cumulative incidence rate (TIA) is 213.29 per 100,000 inhabitants, of which 10 departments exceeded the national average, being: Ucayali, Piura, Madre de Dios, Loreto, Ica, Tumbes, San Martín, Amazonas, Lambayeque , Huanuco.
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Likewise, 29% of cases correspond to children and adults over 60 years of age. Of the total deaths, 45.6% (36) of the deaths were registered in the elderly population, 11.4% (9) in children, 4% (3) in pregnant women and 1 death in a puerperal woman. In addition, deaths are registered in the departments: Ica (19), Piura (12), Lambayeque (11), Ucayali (9), San Martín (8), Junín (6), La Libertad (4), Cajamarca (2 ), Cusco (2), Amazona (2), Madre de Dios (1), Huánuco (1), Ayacucho (1) and Loreto (1), observing an increase in deaths from dengue in the departments of Ica, Lambayeque and La Freedom.
In this context, the CDC Peru issues said document to alert the personnel of health establishments at the national level to the current epidemiological situation due to dengue in the country; in order to intensify integrated intervention measures that contribute to the control of the epidemic.
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