Mosquito season is here, and so is an increase in Dengue and Zika

From March to July of this year, cases of dengue grew almost 400%, going from 6 to 29, while in Zika nearly doubled, going from 14 to 27.

The above statistics are according to information provided by the head of the Eighth Health Region of the Jalisco Health Secretariat based in Puerto Vallarta, Germán Acevedo Enríquez. Despite the fact that the figures are lower compared to previous years, the department called for citizenship not to lower their guard and keep their homes free of spaces conducive to the generation of the mosquito Aedes aegypti, the transmitter of these diseases.

Acevedo Enríquez announced that to date 29 cases of Dengue have been registered, of which five have been considered as “serious” and the rest (24) as “not serious”.

Of these cases, the Jalisco Secretary of Health explained, 15 have been presented in the municipality of Tomatlán, 10 in Puerto Vallarta and 4 in Talpa de Allende.

With regard to Zika, 27 cases have been confirmed, of which 10 have been in Tomatlán, 11 in Puerto Vallarta and 6 in San Sebastián del Oeste.

Until March of this year, during the start of the ‘National Day of Fight against Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya’, the region had confirmed 6 cases of Dengue (3 Puerto Vallarta, 2 Tomatlan and 1 in Cabo Corrientes ). Likewise, 14 cases of Zika had been confirmed (8 in Puerto Vallarta and 6 Tomatlán) and zero cases of Chikungunya, as they continue at the end of July.

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