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According to the Arbovirus Surveillance report of the Ministry of Public Health and Welfare of Paraguay, more than 300 dengue fever cases have been reported weekly in 2022 so far. To date, Paraguay has reported 630 total cases.

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Fifty-eight percent of cases have been reported in Central department and in Asunción.

The report states that at the national level the cumulative incidence rate is 229.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; while Alto Paraguay and Presidente Hayes Departments present a rate higher than 500 per 100,000 inhabitants.

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Paraguay reported 16,892 dengue cases in 2021, including four deaths.

The elimination of breeding sites continues to be the main strategy to prevent the reproduction of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue, Zika fever and chikungunya fever. In this sense, it is recommended to discard any unused object that accumulates water (tapitas, bottles, containers).