By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Governor of Anzoátegui state, in the northeastern region of Venezuela, Antonio Barreto Sira says malaria cases have doubled in the state as more than 10,000 patients were diagnosed in the last two months, according to a El Pitazo report (computer translated).
Three deaths have been reported among the cases.
Residents of Los Cerezos, El Paraíso, Pozuelos and Las Delicias, in Puerto La Cruz, say that the fumigation plan has not included their communities, areas where malaria began to wreak havoc.
It is noteworthy that in November 2018, the director of the Autonomous Institute for Health in the Anzoátegui state, Omar Aray, reported that 42 dead and 4,500 confirmed cases had been counted up to that time, which shows that the patients diagnosed with malaria have increased by 120 percent today.