By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The National Epidemiology Center of the Peruvian Ministry of Health have reported 12,125 dengue cases nationally, including seven deaths, prompting the declaration of a epidemiological alert.

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Health authorities say this is a 34% increase in the number of cases nationwide compared to the same weeks in 2020. In the Amazon region of Madre de Dios, bordering Brazil and Bolivia, the incidence of dengue is 456 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest in the country.

The Peruvian Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Diseases announced last week a strengthening of controls and sanitization, in the face of the increase in cases of dengue, chikungunya and zika in various regions of the country.

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