Minsa warns of increase in dengue cases and launches epidemiological alert

In recent weeks, an increase in the dengue infection curve has been reporte at the national level. Compare to previous years. According to data provide by the National Centre for Epidemiology. Prevention and Disease Control of the Ministry of Health (Minsa). a total of 10,238 cases, including confirmed and probable cases, have been reporte up to 10 February.

In addition, 141 people have been hospitalise due to complications in their state of health and, unfortunately, 15 people have lost their lives.

This is why the health entity issue an epidemiological alert to alert regional and local government teams.

Minsa warns of increase in dengue cases and launches epidemiological alert

As well as Diresa, Geresa, Sisa, Diris, networks, health micro-networks. Health personnel in private health establishments to adopt prevention. Control and comprehensive response measures to this increase in contagion.

Minsa indicated that there was an increase of 73.64 % compare to the same period in 2022. When 5332 cases and 13 deaths were reported. Likewise, of the total number of cases reporte, 11.2 % (1040) corresponde to dengue with warning signs and 0.4 % (38) to severe dengue.

The entity also specified that, since 2022, the most affected age groups are adolescents, children and young people. Reaching the highest incidence rates this year: adolescents (37.96 per 100,000 inhabitants), children (31.67 per 100,000 inhabitants) and young people (30.6 per 100,000 inhabitants).

In Ucayali, health authorities took advantage of the success of Shakira’s latest song to use. It in the dengue prevention campaign in Ucayali. “She’s got the name of a good mosquito, she’s clearly got dengue inside her. Can heard in the chorus of the song that has gone viral on social networks.

San Jacinto, Villa María, Isaías Aldoradin, Santa Lidia, Santa Ana, 6 de Agosto, and Santa Rosa sectors in Perené.

In the district of Villa María del Triunfo in Lima, the Diris Lima Sur carried out an epidemiological encirclement in the area of Tablada de Lurín. Control and prevention activities in a perimeter of up to 400 metres from the affected area.