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Dengue update

The Bolivia Ministry of Health and Sports reported 281 new dengue fever cases, bringing the cumulative total to 4,230.

Aedes aegypti

Santa Cruz department reports 3,085 cases, the most in the country, followed by Beni 656, Tarija 193, La Paz 122, Pando 31, Chuquisaca 102 and Cochabamba 41.

17 total dengue related deaths have been reported.

The City of Trinidad

The medical brigades called “Health Defense Shields Against Dengue and other Arboviruses” together with the Armed Forces (FFAA) intensified this Wednesday the containment, fumigation and raking in neighborhoods of the city of Trinidad in search of eliminating mosquito breeding sites and detection of the disease that on its first day of work identified 40 suspected cases.

“Today we continue in the intensified fight in another neighborhood of the city of Trinidad, we are with the medical brigades delivering medicines so that they do not lack and there is also another brigade for the application of the biolarvicide, yesterday 11,125 doses were applied to the tanks , to water storage with the aim of killing the larvae and preventing the spread of the mosquito in this city,” said the head of the Emerging Diseases Program of the Ministry of Health, Rubén Montero.

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In a coordinated effort between the Armed Forces, Government and Municipalities of Beni at the head of the Ministry of Health and Sports, more than 500 people have been mobilized since yesterday, Tuesday, in that region of the department of Beni as part of the strategies developed the national government to prevent the spread of the disease and protect the lives of the population.

Montero explained that these medical brigades, upon detecting these suspicious cases, immediately proceeded to provide free treatment to these patients at their homes and in this action three people were referred with symptoms of alarms that were at their homes. He explained that more than 1,036 homes were visited with the Safci-Mi Salud Program, house to house looking for suspected cases of the disease and “the destruction by the Armed Forces of more than 1,034 mosquito breeding sites in this city.”