Bolivia health officials reported Sunday that the country Zika case total has now reached 12 after an additional case was reported in a teen from eastern department of Santa Cruz, according to reports (computer translated).

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Director of the Department of Health Services, Joaquín Monasterios said seven belong to the municipality of Santa Cruz de la Sierra and five in the town of Portachuelo.

Recently, the head of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, Rodolfo Rocabado, reported that Bolivia intensified prevention campaign and measures against the spread of that disease in the most vulnerable regions.

Among the measures implemented so far also he mentioned the distribution of biolarvicides and conducting studies to determine the presence of mosquitoes in other departments of this nation.

These initiatives are part of a comprehensive plan approved by the government in early February, which includes the training of the population and health professionals.

The strategy has increased surveillance, environmental sanitation, vector control, and the mobilization of the people and specialists.

Autochthonous Zika virus transmission has been reported in 31 countries and territories of the region of the Americas.