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Panama’s Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, announced Monday that Panama registered the first death from malaria in 2022, confirmed in the Guna Yala region.

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According to the announcement, on December 8, the patient arrived for care where it was complicated and on December 11, death was declared.

The Department of Epidemiology of the Minsa has reported a total of 5,710 cases of malaria so far in 2022, with the Guna Yala region; Darién and Panama East, being the health regions with the most cases have been registered so far this year.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) emphasizes that malaria is a disease caused by a Plasmodium parasite, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito.