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To date, two patients from Naranjal, Rio Chico, and Cémaco have been treated in Yaviza.

Eastern equine encephalitis /CDC

“The Ministry of Health intensifies the surveillance and control of feverish people in the area, we have received two positive cases with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus,” explained Dr. Héctor Gonzalo Cedeño, epidemiologist veterinarian from the Ministry of Health.

Cedeño added that there is currently a MINSA team in the area looking for febrile cases or suspected cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, reinforced with groups of vectors, basic sanitation that includes cleaning the home in the area where the circulation of the virus was detected. .

“The relatives of the patients tested negative for the virus, but anyone with feverish symptoms should seek medical assistance and not self-medicate,” Cedeño pointed out.

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According to the MINSA Epidemiology report, in 2019 there were 4 cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, 2 cases of Venezuelan equine encephalitis, and 2 presented Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Venezuelan equine encephalitis infections. In 2020, 2021, 2022 no cases were reported.

“It is important to point out that these people that we attended are out of danger and have not presented the neurological condition,” specified the doctor.