Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Follow-up: Dengue outbreak rolls through Paraguay

Paraguayan health officials claim that an outbreak of dengue fever has claimed 9000 victims and has even killed three people. Approximately 500 people affectedly dengue are admitted into Paraguayan hospitals daily, and the Pan American Health Organization notes that there are more dengue cases this year than all 2006.

Neighboring countries worry that the dengue outbreak will spread across the Paraguayan border, as we reported last month.

Links- Prensa Latina, MercoPress, The Latin Americanist

Image- (Doctors examining samples for dengue)


Anonymous said...

Today's ABC Color (Asunción) reports that the medical worker's union claims there are 60,000 persons with Dengue. I believe that is accurate. When I had dengue a few weeks ago, the official figure was about 2,000 for the whole country. I am fairly sure there were really almost that number of cases within a couple kilometers of where I live. I am afraid one should never trust statistics generated in Paraguay.

Erwin C. said...

It's worrying to read that the dengue outbreak is growing at such a high rate in Paraguay. Hopefully that will not be the case for neighboring countries.