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Ministry of Health reports 41,573 cases in 2010

Dengue fever spreads all over Venezuela

The 22nd Epidemiological Bulletin issued by the Ministry of Health, which has not been released yet, shows new figures and reports that in the 22nd week, from May 30 to June 5, there were 3,399 patients with dengue fever. According to the members of the Network of Scientific Medical Societies, who prepared the 135th Epidemiological Alert, this is the largest increase in 2010

About 4,000 people became infected in just a week (File photo)

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Dengue epidemic in Venezuela seems to be out of control. In 2010, and until June 5, 41,573 cases have been reported nationwide, more than double compared to 2009. Dengue epidemic has been declared in all the Venezuelan states.

The 22nd Epidemiological Bulletin issued by the Ministry of Health, which has not been released yet, shows new figures and reports that in the 22nd week, from May 30 to June 5, there were 3,399 patients affected with dengue fever. According to doctors José Félix Oletta and Ana Carvajal, who are members of the Network of Scientific Medical Societies, this is the largest increase in 2010.

The bulletin prepared by the Ministry of Health reports that 277 out of the 3,999 cases are likely hemorrhagic dengue fever.

Giuliana Chiappe
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