The report from the General Directorate of Health Surveillance indicates that, in the last three weeks of 2023, a total of 5,235 cases of chikungunya, 663 of dengue and none of Zika were registered. According to statements by the general director of this unit, Dr. Guillermo Sequera, “the chikungunya epidemic is decreasing significantly, while the decrease in dengue is slower, but it continues to decrease,” he said.
Similarly, he explained that the concentration of cases continues to be in Asunción, Central and Alto Paraná. Historically, Central concentrated almost half of the cases, where San Lorenzo was the district most “hit” by this epidemic.
Although there is talk of a decrease, cases continue to be observed in San Lorenzo, Luque, Lambaré, Itauguá, JA Saldívar. In Asunción, the neighborhoods that still present cases of chikungunya are San Pablo, Sajonia, Barrio Obrero, San Vicente, among others.
The number of deaths due to chikungunya is 169 and one death due to dengue. “All these registered deaths are not current, but from weeks ago, in this case between weeks 6 and 10, that is, the end of February until the end of March and the beginning of April, where the peak of mortality was also observed,” he said. Dr. Sequera.
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