Dengue: Cases almost tripled in one week in Buenos Aires province

Dengue cases continue to escalate in Argentina. The province of Buenos Aires registered a worrying jump in deaths in just one week: it went from 4 to 11 fatalities in a single week, while the number of infections was close to tripling.” Very difficult weeks are coming,” admitted the Minister of Health of Buenos Aires, Nicolás Kreplak, in radio statements, at the same time that he maintained that it is necessary to be on alert “until the temperature is below 17 degrees”, a thermal mark in which the mosquito Aedes aegypti it stops proliferating. Dengue: cases increased by 155% in the province of Buenos AiresIn the eighth report of the year on the epidemic, with a cut-off on February 24, an increase of 2,997 to 7,643 cases was recorded in just one week, which translates into an increase of 155%. At the same time, the health ministry of the Province of Buenos Aires indicated that there are another 7,379 reported cases that are still under study. In the territory of Buenos Aires, 29 municipalities registered positive cases of dengue, with San Isidro, San Martín and Quilmes being the three districts with the highest incidence rate. As far as deaths are concerned, three occurred in Lomas de Zamora, two in La Matanza and then Berazategui, Esteban Echeverría, Florencio Varela, Vicente López, Moreno and La Plata had one death each. Of the eleven deaths, one was a minor, seven were between 18 and 48 years old and three were over 60.As far as the deceased are concerned, they usually present the same pattern: patients who go through a week with symptoms at home and who, seeing that their condition does not improve, go to a medical center and are hospitalized for complications. dying, usually, the next day. Of the total number of cases recorded so far, 170 presented warning signs, including persistent vomiting (95), hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) (34), severe and continuous abdominal pain (21), drowsiness and irritability (8), mucous membrane bleeding (8) and hemoconcentration (decrease in plasma volume) (2). Fever (38° or higher) accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms:* Headache, behind-the-eye, muscle and/or joint pain
* Nausea and/or vomiting
* Intense tiredness
* Appearance of spots on the skin
* Bleeding from the nose and/or gumsIn the presence of fever and any of these symptoms, you should immediately go to the nearest health center to receive the appropriate treatment. If at the time of the decrease in fever or in the following days any of the symptoms worsen, reappear or new symptoms are detected (abdominal pain, profuse bleeding, persistent vomiting, respiratory distress, irritability/drowsiness), go to the health center/health service immediately.

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