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The Panama Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Friday that, at the national level, a total of 4,076 accumulated cases of malaria are registered according to the latest report issued by the Department of Epidemiology.


Of this total, it is noted that 1,513 correspond to the Guna Yala region, 904 Panama East, 824 Darién, Ngäbe Buglé 510, Panama North 160, Panama Metro 66, Panama West 41 cases, Bocas del Toro 20, Chiriquí 20, San Miguelito. 7, Veraguas 7, Los Santos 3, Cocle 1.

The Minsa reinforced for several weeks the actions of prevention and health promotion to the population with respect to the measures to eliminate malaria, especially in the regions with the highest number of cases and the active search for them is maintained.

At the same time, the diagnosis, treatment, investigation and response (DTIR) strategy is maintained so that patients can be treated in a timely manner.

Malaria is a disease caused by a Plasmodium parasite, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito.

According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), only the Anopheles genus of mosquito transmits malaria.

Symptoms of this illness may include fever, vomiting, and/or headache. The classic form of manifestation in the body is “fever, sweating and chills” that appear 10 to 15 days after the mosquito bite.