Bolivian health officials reported 642 additional dengue fever cases Friday, bringing the country’s outbreak total to 10,255. To put this early total in perspective, Bolivia reported 16,481 total dengue cases in all of 2022.
Santa Cruz department reported 7,645 of the cases, most in the country.
Nationally, 29 dengue deaths have been reported.
In La Paz, the Departmental Health Service SEDES La Paz issued a Red Epidemiological Alert in order to stop the spread of the disease due to the increase in cases Dengue positives registered in the north of the department of La Paz.
“The Caranavi Hospital is enabling more hospitalization units due to the presence of Dengue cases with alarm signs”, informed Dr. Prisley Riveros, Technical Director of SEDES La Paz, we will intensify our epidemiological surveillance, reinforcing our first, second and third Attention levels, we send health personnel to work together with the population, with the municipality and local authorities to eradicate Aedes mosquito breeding sites , remarked the SEDES authority.
In addition to Caranavi, other municipalities hit by the epidemic are San Buenaventura, Teoponte, Palos Blancos and La Asunta.
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