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Dengue deaths are increasing in Argentina

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Dengue deaths are increasing in Argentina

The death toll from dengue fever in Argentina continues to rise, with 197 confirmed deaths as of the latest official data released on Sunday. In the past week alone, 36 new deaths have been reported, bringing the total number of cases this season to 269,678.

According to the Argentine Ministry of Health‘s latest epidemiological bulletin, there has been an increase of 36,682 cases compared to the previous week’s report. Of the total cases this year, 643 have been classified as serious.

Currently, 23 out of Argentina’s 24 jurisdictions have reported indigenous dengue viral circulation. However, the nationwide epidemic curve shows a 32% decrease in the number of cases reported each week.

“In the analysis of the dengue epidemic curve at a national level, a decrease in the number of weekly cases was recorded in the penultimate week analyzed compared to the previous one,” the ministry stated in the report.

The report also noted that death cases have been recorded in all age groups, with the highest mortality rate in people aged over 80, followed by those aged 70 to 79, 60 to 69, and between 30 and 39 years old. The greatest number of cases occurred in people aged between 30 and 39 years old.

Authorities are continuing to monitor the situation closely and are urging the public to take precautions to prevent the spread of dengue fever.

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