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In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Argentina, the National Ministry of Health reports that through April 8,  41,257 cases of dengue were reported in the country, of which 37,914 acquired the infection in Argentina. This is an increase of 13,000 cases in one week.

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25,971 cases are laboratory confirmed. 27 deaths have been reported.

As of today, the circulation of the virus has been identified in 15 jurisdictions corresponding to four regions: Central Region (Buenos Aires; Autonomous City of Buenos Aires; Córdoba; Entre Ríos; Santa Fe); NEA region (Corrientes; Formosa; Chaco), NOA region (Catamarca; Jujuy; La Rioja; Salta; Santiago del Estero; Tucumán) and the province of San Luis in the Cuyo region. In addition, co-circulation of dengue and chikungunya is registered in localities of Buenos Aires; CABA; Cordova; currents; Formosa and Santa Fe.

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Concerning chikungunya, 1,092 cases have been registered so far, of which 647 acquired the infection in the country; 171 are under investigation and 274 acquired the disease abroad. At the moment, the circulation of this virus has been confirmed in different locations in 8 jurisdictions: Buenos Aires; CABA; Chaco; Cordova; currents; Formosa; Santa Fe and Salta.