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In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Argentina, The Argentina National Ministry of Health reports 56,324 cases of dengue in the country through April 15, of which 51,634 acquired the infection in Argentina. This is an increase of more than 15,000 cases in one week.

At the moment, the circulation of this 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.

Provinces reporting the most total cases include: Santa Fe (12,821), Tucumán (12,409), Salta (6,945), CABA (6,376) and Buenos Aires (5,359).

To date, co-circulation of DENV-1 and DENV-2 has been recorded, with the DENV-2 serotype in 84% and 16% DENV-1 serotype.

Health officials report 39 laboratory confirmed dengue related deaths to date, with Tucumán and Salta provinces reporting the most at nine each.

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