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Dengue fever

The Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) indicated that from January 2 to July 30, 2022, 2,859 cases of dengue have been registered throughout the country. One death was reported.

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The five regions with the most cases of dengue registered at the national level are led by the Metropolitan Health Region with 659 cases; North Panama with 573 cases; Bocas del Toro with 457 cases; Panamá Oeste with 415 cases and San Miguelito with 252 cases.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) urges the population to clean their surroundings and inside their homes, cover the containers with water. Prevention and control of dengue must be intersectoral and involve the family and the community.

Hantavirus: An interview with Dr Paul Ettestad


Concerning hantavirus, so far this year, twenty-three cases of Hantavirus disease have been recorded, of which sixteen cases have been classified as Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome and seven due to Hantavirus fever.

Of these 23 confirmed cases, 22 recovered from the disease and one death was recorded (which occurred at the beginning of the year, in the province of Herrera) due to Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome.

The province of Los Santos has the highest rate of confirmed cases with nine cases and the same, are residents of the districts of Tonosí with five cases; Villa de los Santos with three cases and Las Tablas, with one registered case. Three cases follow in Herrera (Pesé, Ocú and Chitré) of which one died. The province of Coclé also registers three cases (Natá, Penonomé and Antón) with one case registered in each of these townships, and one case in Panamá Oeste.